Productions are an important part of the termly and annual calendar, enjoyed by the whole School community.
The programme includes large scale productions with pupils performing and involved in every aspect of the production, smaller productions, House Drama events, World Drama inspired evenings and GCSE and A Level works.
Each Autumn Term we stage a musical which becomes a focus for all of the performing arts subjects: drama, dance and music. There are many elements to staging a musical: singing, acting, dancing, directing, lighting, sound and design. Our music and drama departments work closely together to ensure we maintain our high standard of production.
Musical Theatre singing is a big part of the vocal emphasis at Caterham School. Many of our singers are in one or more choir and every year we hold a concert dedicated to musical theatre.
Our Town (2015)
Les Misérables (2014)
On December 3rd, 4th and 5th, Caterham School students performed Les Misérables -School Edition in the School’s theatre. There were four performances, including the matinee, and every seat was occupied throughout.
The role of Valjean was played by Will Paxton with Will Ward as Javert, Will Huke as Marius, Lauren Hunt-Williams as Cosette, Kira McGovern as Eponine and Jessica Reeve as Fantine. The School orchestra provided the music, with student teams providing backstage and technical support.
Boublil and Schönberg’s musical, based on the book by Victor Hugo, recounts the struggle against poverty and oppression in 19th Century France and the brief, but tragic 1842 revolution.
Head of Drama, Mrs Louise Fahey said: ‘Every one of the 80 students involved has contributed to the success of this show. They have demonstrated exceptional talent as performers, musicians, costume designers, technicians and stage managers. I am so impressed by the high professional standard the students have achieved. An outstanding achievement and a memorable production.’