Headingtonians share Drama expertise with girls and scholars

On Thursday 14th February, the Drama Department welcomed back two former A Level Drama students to Headington School; Eleanor Colville and Isabella Stargardter, who left in 2013. Both individuals now work in casting, production, performance and script writing, having studied at Cambridge and Kings College London respectively. They were also joined by Joe Winters, a resident director at the Almeida Theatre in London. 

Girls sit in circle as Headingtonian directs them
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U5s celebrate end of mock exams

The U5 marked the end of their mock examinations with a well-earned trip to London's West End to see ‘School of Rock’ at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on Drury Lane.

After the last Physics papers were taken, coaches whisked the girls away for an evening full of fun, laughter, feet-tapping, hand-clapping celebratory festivities and awe-inspiring performances from some extremely talented young actors and musicians. 

Girls stand in the queue for the 'School of Rock', with the logo displayed behind them
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Fantastic show sets off festivities

Girls performed to a sell out crowd for a fantastic opening night of 'A Christmas Carol'  on Thursday 6th December.

Director of Drama Mr Phil Macken said: "The cast and crew have worked tirelessly and created an exceptional performance.

"It was brilliant to see the reactions to some of the more 'surprising' moments. We were thrilled to have a sell-out performance on our first night, one again tonight and hopefully a third on Saturday."

Carol singers stand in group in black and white with smoke behind
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First rehearsals of hit musical Fame start

This week marked the start of the road for all the girls involved in Fame!

The hit musical will be this year's Lower School production and will be performed in the Summer Term.

With over 100 girls auditioning for the cast and the iconic soundtrack provided by our very our student led band, the Drama, Dance and Music departments are buzzing with excitement for this production.

Girls rehearse Fame!
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Girls give Romeo and Juliet taster at fundraising dinner

Christ Church’s Deanery staircase became a rather famous Verona balcony for a special performance from Headington girls.

The girls were invited to perform at a fundraising dinner for the Shakespeare Schools Foundation. Every year Headington School acts both as a host and as a participant in the Shakespeare Schools Festival, with schools putting on their own versions of some of Shakespeare’s plays, exploring topics such as racism, gender equality and mental health through the Bard’s work.

Juliet at the top of the Deanery stairs
Romeo stands at the bottom of the stairs
Girls stand in library in costume
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Scores of prizes handed out

Girls and staff battled through the freezing conditions on Tuesday 12th December to attend our termly Cups and Colours presentation assemblies. 

Headmistress shakes hand with girl
Girl stands to give speech at podium
Deputy Head Simon Hawkes hands out prizes
Girl collects cup from Deputy Head Simon Hawkes
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