Drama at Ludgrove has a high profile and we regard it as an integral part of school life. Quite apart from educational and enjoyment factors, it is well known that acting is a great boost to overall confidence in young people.
The school’s new Performing Arts Centre gives the boys a wonderful space in which to perform. Almost every boy will be on the Ludgrove stage at least once a year. For those more interested in the production side, there are opportunities to become involved in backstage, technical and set design.
We produce five major productions a year involving all the different year groups, many being musicals. Recent productions include: The Little Shop of Horrors, Godspell, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Othello, Porridge, The Jungle Book.
We also liaise with the English and ICT departments producing classic playlets, short videos and radio dramas. Alongside the productions, we offer LAMDA sessions in acting, group performance & speaking and prose. Graded examinations take place at Ludgrove in June & November.