Drama

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Drama celebrates the creative, the analytical and the expressive through collaborative, exploratory and highly practical sessions. It is underpinned by established techniques and approaches that support the development of the student as performer, director or designer. It develops skills necessary for stage, film and even for life: communication, team work, empathy and confidence.

Anyone can get involved in drama, onstage or behind the scenes. We run a full co-curricular programme of weekly sessions designed to develop performing, devising and technical theatre skills. Our newly launched Meyer Theatre Company develops the talents and skills of our students in an annual programme of theatre training, workshops and theatre visits culminating in at least two large scale productions each year. 

We regularly host workshops with visiting theatre companies as well as performances of touring productions and Q&A sessions with industry professionals designed to support both the academic and co-curricular Drama programmes.

We offer GCSE Drama and A Level Drama and Theatre studies. Both courses offer performance and design pathways, with the creative devising process being a key component of each course. Students train in performance skills, theatre analysis and study key plays and practitioners from 20th and 21st centuries.

For those students looking to extend their skills and learning in Drama, we offer individual LAMDA lessons with our specialist Speech and Drama coach. In the sixth form, the BA16+ programme is for those wishing to apply for courses at Drama schools or universities. This is led by our Director in Residence, who, with a background in professional theatre performance or directing, offers high level tuition and guidance to prepare for audition and interview. Our technical theatre team also run weekly sessions in lighting, set and costume design, with opportunities for students to join our technical crew on major productions.

Drama News

Millfield dance and drama students work with leading UK dance company and RADA mentor during ‘Curiosity’ programme

Millfield dancers and actors have begun a series of workshops and projects as part of the bespoke Curiosity programme for the spring term. Devised by Director of Dance and Drama, Rhian Fox, students will be working with one of the biggest dance companies in the UK, as well Royal Academy of Dramatic Art mentors.

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Millfield student pursues Events Management and starts own company after illuminating Somerset landmark during global pandemic

After using his stage management experience from school to illuminate local landmark Glastonbury Tor on Thursday evenings after the national clap for carers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Millfield Upper Sixth student Sam Wardell from Glastonbury is now going on study part-time in Events Management at the Events Academy in London, as well as starting his own events company.

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