- New Vacancies
- Highsted Remembers 2020
- Class of 2020 - a Force for Change
- ASGS International Women's Day Conference
- World Book Day 2020
- Dr Shola Inspires Students
- County Careers Fair 2020
- Awards Evening 2019
- Christmas Musical Events 2019
- House Drama 2019: Pandora's Box Sure is Heavy...
- Year 7 Celebration Tea Party
- Highsted Student's First Prize from Oxford
- Engineering Team Takes on Bomb Disposal
- Highsted Performs at the Glee Club Challenge
- Awards Evening 2018
- Review of Splendid Productions
- Christmas Musical Events
- House Drama 2018
- Highsted Hosts Swale Youth Forum
- Lower School Awards
- Summer Musical Production
- Imani Cheers for England
- Lessons from Auschwitz
- World Book Day 2018
- Mad Science Saturday 2018
- Annual Awards Evening
- Christmas Begins!
- House Drama Competition
- Year 8 Charity Bazaar
- Rachael is National Champion!
- Remembrance at Ypres
- Tea Party Supports Transition
- Mathletics at Highsted!
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- Highsted Joins Mission CPR
- Annabel's Charity Challenge
- Funds for Demelza
- Class of 2017
Review of Splendid Productions
The Drama Department were delighted to invite the well-reviewed theatre production company Splendid Productions to Highsted Grammar School on Friday 14 December, and we were certainly not disappointed. The afternoon began by inviting all GCSE and A-level Drama students to watch a reduced version of Aeschylus’s Classic Tale of Oresteia into an hour, performed by a cast of three female actors.
Splendid’s new creative adaptation explored a place where rage meets justice in an artful, political and entertaining piece of theatre magic! It was highly engaging and entertaining, whilst being intelligent and thought provoking for the students. It was wonderful to witness the audience completely focussed in the production responding from roaring laughter to stunned silence. The actors creatively aided us in our imagination in believing there was an array of characters on stage due to their inventive and skilfully executed performance skills. This was an opportunity for the students to be inspired and it was wonderful to see how creative the production company were in staging their production in the students’ learning space – no doubt the influence of this work will aid the students’ creativity in their future devised work.
But it did not end there! Years 11-13 then took part in workshops hosted by the actors. This was followed by a practical experience for students to challenge their own performance skills and understanding, which the students grasped with both hands.
The event was a wonderful way for drama students to end the term and we will be looking out for this production company’s next production!