Drama

There are ample opportunities for pupils to take to the stage (or get behind the scenes) here at Dollar, from the Junior School Drama Club all the way up to the Senior School Play.

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A fun and engaging way to build confidence and develop acting skills, Drama is a much-loved activity amongst pupils, staff and those proud family and friends who come along witness our performances.

Pupils can get involved from as early as Junior School, with a lunchtime club that’s aimed at helping them find their feet and develop their voice in a group scenario. Similarly, Senior School Drama Club lets its members discover the sheer enjoyment of performance, whilst helping teach them how to express themselves verbally and physically. All this goes a long way when it comes to the audition process for various school productions.

The Senior School Play is one such occasion. Taking place at the end of November, this major performance is a showcase of talent from Forms IV –VI. Recent productions have included The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt, Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off by Liz Lochhead and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Such productions have room for the creative and technically gifted too, with behind the scenes roles in lighting, sound, costume, stage management, front of house, make-up and props.