Drama at Lanesborough continues to thrive and grow. All boys in years 3 to 6 have one timetabled lesson of drama each week. During their lessons, the boys will learn a variety of dramatic skills and techniques, including use of; improvisation, voice, characterisation, body language and facial expression as well as trust-building activities. They will become familiar with a variety of drama genres including; comedy, classic and contemporary poetry, puppetry and mime, historical/mythological tales, melodrama and will be introduced to certain works of Shakespeare. They may also experiment with simple technical effects and equipment, such as the use of the i-pad and video.
Each year there will be an opportunity to participate in the Christmas pantomime, the ‘Speak Out Festival’ final (involving all boys in years 3-6), which takes place during Book Week in the Lent term and an end of year drama production, currently involving all boys in Year 6 (and in 2020, Year 8 boys).
Every year group attends a theatre performance each year and in addition we have visiting theatre companies running workshops at school such as the Young Shakespeare Company and Freshwater Theatre Company, as well as individually run sessions, for example, in the Trinity term 2019, all year 6 boys enjoyed participating in a Stage Combat workshop run by a member of the R.S.C. (who was also an ex-Lanesborough boy!).
Head of Drama