Shakespeare Comedy in Drama

Drama students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull are rehearsing for a Shakespeare Comedies showcase in June.

Shakespeare ComediesFirst year A level Drama students will be performing extracts from four of Shakespeare comedies on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 June at 7.00pm start ion the College Theatre H201. The comedies in the show will include ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘As You Like It’ and ‘The Comedy of Errors’.

Assistant Curriculum Leader for Creative Arts is Diane Dodd. She commented:

“This is the second showcase of the year for our first year students. Exploring comedy in these showcases will give the students great scope for artistic creativity and will help them to develop valuable performance skills that will help them with their future drama and theatre endeavours once they finish their A levels. It’s also a very big part of their final A level grade, as the practical assessment has been raised to 60% of the A level. Such polished public performances will ensure a very high standard of attainment in final exams next year, as this year’s second years have demonstrated.”

Tickets are currently on sale, priced £6 for adults and £3 for concessions, and are available to current students on the Parentpay website or from the Central Admin Office in Meriden building. Others are asked to call 0121 704 2581.

Drama students at the College are fortunate enough to use three professionally-equipped studios for rehearsal and staging finished work and get plenty of support from dedicated and experienced Drama staff, who are always extending students learning with additional trips and workshops to contemporary theatre practitioners.

8 May 2017