Every year students from all year groups have the opportunity to perform in a school production. The school productions are of an exceptionally high standard and have received rave reviews because of the outstanding quality of performance from the students. The drama programme at Worth is considered one of the best in the country.
The two most recent productions were West Side Story and Romeo & Juliet. Some other productions in recent times include One Man, Two Guvnors, a farcical comedy; Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, a piece of children’s theatre; and The Sound of Music. Most of the productions take place in the superbly equipped PAC (Performing Arts Centre).
What we try to do is give students an opportunity to experience a range of performance styles within the productions and their time at Worth, including classical, contemporary, comedy and Shakespeare.
We also offer a technical option. As part of our academic programme, our students learn all about the technical aspects of theatre and they will programme sound and lighting for the productions, working closely with the school’s full-time technician. They also assist with costume and make-up design.
Worth has its own theatre company called Inspire. Last year was the first project, where we did a children’s performance of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory for local primary and prep schools. This year we are continuing the theatre company but are going on tour within the local community and will be performing The Wizard of Oz.