The Drama Department – Individual Lessons & Clubs
A legacy of challenging, interesting and unique productions have become a hallmark of Tower House Drama over the past ten years. We are unequivocal in our belief that THS productions should be wholly inclusive. Every boy that auditions will get a speaking part, even if that guarantees a prodigious cast of seventy or eighty. Adapting scripts from male dominated films has been a revolutionary way of giving our boys an experience that will stay with them forever.
Drama at Tower House School looks primarily at developing acting and performance skills to the highest of standards. We predominately channel their development towards stage performance but also give our boys the freedom just to enjoy doing drama within a relaxed environment. We aim to gradually banish their inhibitions and develop their confidence so that their ability to ‘perform’ in any capacity becomes something they look forward to, as oppose to a somewhat daunting experience.
We offer small-group acting coaching and larger-group drama club sessions. We strive to offer students the opportunity to encounter a diverse, wide range of acting experiences. Every one of our productions involves a significant amount of filming, so most of the boys get an opportunity to act to camera as well as the more regular stage orientated performance skills.
We were recently the first prep school ever to produce a full-length production quality feature film with our boys’ version of The Hobbit in 2012. Huge media interest from around the world created a wonderful sense of pride among the cast and crew. Once again, something that will stay with them forever. We have since kept the ball rolling with ambitious stage productions of Braveheart, The Magnificent Seven and most recently, Bodyline, the cricketing story of the controversial Ashes Series of 1932/33.
Future landmark productions are already in the pipeline for both stage and screen, ensuring that any boys taking part in drama at Tower House School in the near future will be destined for another roller coaster ride of unparalleled excitement and exclusivity.
The Tower House staff have also taken to the stage on a regular basis. Productions have been over two nights and performed to parents and friends of the school. Performances such as Fawlty Towers, Father Ted, Only Fools and Horses, Allo Allo and Carry on Doctor have been extremely well received and appreciated – showing the great camaraderie among the teachers at THS.