St Chris has a long history of delivering excellent drama productions, with many alumni going on to careers in the performing arts. As with all activities, there is a focus on inclusivity and fun within the many productions, and all who want to be involved are warmly welcomed.
The School benefits from a purpose-built theatre and a fully-equipped drama and dance studio.
There are regular productions: Each year there is one main musical production which involves a large number of pupils both on stage and behind the scenes. Recent productions have included Grease; Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Les Miserables.
As well as the main musical production, there is also a busy programme of plays and performances for the whole school, as well as for smaller groups and individuals.
These range from popular classics such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018) and Equus (2018) to less well-known pieces such as Pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill (2018) and My Mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley (2018), as well as student devised plays.
St Chris is delighted to offer onsite LAMDA training. LAMDA is the largest Speech and Drama Board in the UK and has a reputation for excellence worldwide.
LAMDA training is for pupils interested in theatre – whether it be performing or behind the scenes – and helps grow their confidence and build their communication skills. The sessions take place each week in the School Theatre.
The St Chris Wombles play an active and important part in the running of the School Theatre – both for drama productions and each week for Morning Talks.
Pupils have the opportunity to work with our professional theatre technician and learn how to control sound and lighting, put together sets and props and learn skills managing people.
Wombling is an excellent option for those that enjoy the magic of theatre without wanting to be in the limelight.