On Thursday, our drama students from Year 9,10 and 11 had the exciting opportunity to work with the professional theatre company Splendid. The students were invited to watch a performance of Splendid’s most recent production of Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, adapted by the company’s artistic director Kerry Frampton and producer Ben Hales.

The company’s work is inspired by practitioner and playwright Bertolt Brecht and it was a great experience for our students to witness how a company of only three actors can captivate a live audience.

Following this fantastic production, Year 9 and 10 students had the opportunity to meet the actors and to participate in workshops inspired by physical storytelling. It was a great pleasure to see the students smiling, fully engaging in activities and pushing themselves out of their comfort zones.

The students will now use what they have learnt from Splendid to inspire their devising process later on in the year when they will be creating their own performances from a stimulus.