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 communication skills and dramatic techniques which stimulate the imagination and creativity. These include the 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. The boys now have access to a Green Screen facility for use within both their drama lessons and drama club and also for cross-curricular usage.
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.
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
As part of the weekly afterschool Drama Club, a number of year 6 boys took part in the annual Lanesborough Christmas Pantomime - this year it was the turn of 'The Grinch'. Here is a short film trailer showing some photographic highlights.