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Drama

Welcome true believers to the drama page! Here at Milton Hall Primary School we embrace drama like an old friend. Our drama department is thriving, captained by the fearless (and fabulous) Mr Buxton, and tends to all our theatrical needs. Providing class topics with a dramatic flare, as well as lessons in voice, stagecraft and public speaking, alongside clubs dedicated to studying the theatre and Shakespeare, there is something for every one of our young thespians!  

 

"Our destiny lies not in our stars but within ourselves," - William Shakespeare

Henry V

To start off our shakespeare week we performed our version of the Bards epic tale Henry V

Human Orchestra! 

An actor is their own instrument! A noble phrase that Milton Hall students certainly determined was true. In groups they created exciting rhythms and sequences using all natural sounds led by a daring conductor. Bravo!

 

 

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Shakespeare for Schools Festival Appraisal!

The document above is an evaluation of our phenomenal production of Henry V at the Shakespeare Schools Festival. I am proud to say it is a glowing report and they look forward to having us back next year. A copy will be available to any child who took part in this magnificent project. Happy reading! 

How the Grinch stole Christmas!

How the Grinch stole Christmas! 1
How the Grinch stole Christmas! 2
How the Grinch stole Christmas! 3
How the Grinch stole Christmas! 4

'Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville did not...'

 

Festive classics reach Year 2 this week with Dr Seuss's charming classic 'How the Grinch stole Christmas.' Through drama, movement and music, our talented superstars followed the Grinch's journey from sour, merciless villain to reformed, charming hero. 

A Christmas Carol!

A Christmas Carol! 1 Jacob Marley approaches Scrooge.
A Christmas Carol! 2 The three ghosts warn Scrooge.
A Christmas Carol! 3 Scrooge reflects on his past mistakes.
Tis the season for festive themed drama lessons! This week Years 4, 5 and 6 explored Charles Dickens' immortal classic 'A Christmas Carol' through the magic of drama. 

LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art)

LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) 1

Light the beacons! Stop the presses! Call Scotland Yard! The latest LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) results are in and victory is ours! 

This season many students took their exams in Grade 2 and Grade 3 in Speaking Verse and Prose and I am thrilled to report that they all passed, including Merits and Distinctions. The students above and several others from Year 6, who are out on a trip today, are now part of the LAMDA hall and fame and have shown the world once again that Milton Hall Primary School is a creative hub of talent and passion! As Head of Drama I could not be more proud of our young superstars.

Beware Grade 4, we are on the move!

The Highwayman

The Highwayman 1
The Highwayman 2
The Highwayman 3
This week Bronte class brought Alfred Noyes's most lamentable tragic poem 'The Highwayman,' to life through a creative drama workshop. They walked in the footsteps of the daring Highwayman, the beautiful Bess and the calculating Tim the Ostler.  

Shakespeare for Schools Festival!

 

This week our brave Shakespeareans took to the stage with their incredible production of Henry V.  After months of rehearsal they treaded the boards at the magnificent Palace Theatre in Westcliff. They told the Bard's tale beautifully and there was incredible feedback from the adjudicator which will soon be published. We also made the Echo newspaper with some smashing photos! Bring on next year when Milton Hall shall return to the festival with that most intriguing of tragedies, Julius Caesar!

Pictures coming soon!

 

"Beware the ides of March!" - Julius Caesar

 

 

Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare Festival 1 Only King Henry and his troops can save us now!
Shakespeare Festival 2 Our wonderful cast. Such talent!
Shakespeare Festival 3 The battle of Agincourt rages on!

An actors account of her time performing Henry V:

 

Last night I felt really scared about going on stage for the first time in front of loads of people but at the same time it was really exciting. I was so nervous but I did it and I am so proud of myself. I am also proud of my friends who were brave as well. I had a really good time. I played a soldier in a red, black and gold uniform. It was a fantastic experience for me. My character was called Sir Thomas Grey. I had the support of my friends and teachers and I had a brilliant time.

- Courtney (Year 5)

Pictures of the Henry V workshop at The Palace Theatre, Westcliff! "Cry God, for Harry, England and St George!"

Pictures of the Henry V workshop at The Palace Theatre, Westcliff! "Cry God, for Harry, England and St George!"  1
Pictures of the Henry V workshop at The Palace Theatre, Westcliff! "Cry God, for Harry, England and St George!"  2

'Once more to the breach dear friends, once more!"

We are mere days away from the Shakespeare Schools Festival, a new venture for Milton Hall Primary School.

Our talented Shakespeareans shall be performing the patriotic classic 'Henry V.'

The cast and crew had the opportunity to rehearse on The Palace Theatre stage, basking in the majesty of a professional theatre.

Here's a couple of pics to stiffen the sinews and summon up the blood!

A Christmas carol

This is the Rising Stars performance of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol for your pleasure and enjoyment.

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