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NEWS AND EVENTS
EXTRA CURRICULAR DRAMA
As well as the work completed in lessons, students also have many opportunities to participate and develop their skills in many school drama projects throughout the year.
The Robert Clack Drama department produces a whole school production each year involving students from all year groups. Recent productions include A Christmas Carol (2013) and Grimm Tales (2014), which linked Drama with both the Music and Art departments. Students are currently in rehearsals for new productions of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Macbeth, the latter of which will be performed as part of The Schools Shakespeare Festival 2015.
For the fourth year running, Robert Clack is very fortunate to be a partnering school with the Old Vic Theatre as part of the OVNV Schools’ Club programme. The Robert Clack Theatre Club offers 30 students the opportunity to attend four productions at the London theatre throughout the year, free of charge, as well as take part in drama workshops with professional practitioners.
Last year, Robert Clack was excited to be a participating school of Schoolwrights, a new scheme linking schools with professional playwrights. A number of Year 10 and 11 students worked with professional playwright, Jane Wainwright, to develop a twenty minute play, Leftovers, that was performed as part of a festival of short plays in various theatres across London, including Rich Mix in Shoreditch and Soho Theatre.