Drama Scholars' Play
Each year, Bede's Drama Scholars are set a challenge.
Tasked with staging an intimate theatrical production in Studio B of The Miles Studio Theatre with minimal input, support or involvement from the Drama department or Bede's teaching faculty as a whole, they are given a script and a director as a sounding board, and the rest is up to them.
With the focus placed squarely on performance, the Scholars' Play is designed to be a spare, actor-centric endeavour where students rise or fall in accordance with their own levels of determination.
Small audiences, imaginative staging, nowhere to hide - it couldn't get more exciting or nerve-wracking for young performer!
“ One of the best things about being a teacher is that you don't just teach - you continue to learn at the same time. ”
David Cheshire, Deputy Head of Sixth Form, Teacher of English and Dicker House Tutor
News and Production Reviews
15 November 2019
This year’s double-bill of Bede’s senior productions represented a vivid change in tone.
10 September 2019
A group of our talented dramatists performed ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer.
17 June 2019
We were delighted to welcome local community groups for two very special events in our Recital Room this month.