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This week the winners of the 2023 FOBISIA Monologue Challenge were announced and once again KLASS take home a prize!
Now in its third year, since first organised by EP’s Drama Department during lockdown, the FOBISIA Monologue Challenge invites schools and students from across Asia to submit solo performances for judging. This year’s challenge brought a new twist to..read more
As a busy term 2 draws to a close our Creative and Expressive Arts (CE Arts) Faculty were delighted to be able to host their annual celebration for the first time since 2019! The event was organised by our brilliant CEArts Prefect Team. Led by Senior Prefects Anya and Zhi Lin in Year 13 the cross-year-group team organised the guest list, catering, entertainment and..read more
Why on earth would a Drama lesson need a tin of lychees?!
This term Year 9 have been exploring how to stage Shakespeare’s most violent and gruesome scenes in their Drama lessons. Kicking off the term with some stage combat, students staged the opening scenes of Romeo and Juliet culminating in the fight between the Montague and Capulet families - “do you bite your thumb at us,..read more
Last Wednesday 1st March, EP welcomed UK theatre company, The HandleBards for a brilliant performance of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The famous play is studied by our IGCSE English Literature students so all KS4 students were lucky enough to enjoy the energetic, imaginative and hilarious interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic. They were joined by the A Level Drama and..read more
As well as a feast of creativity happening on stage this week, as we open our EP Production The Wizard of Oz, audience members should also keep their eyes open for the innovation being operated backstage and in the tech box 🔥🎤🌈✨.
Alongside the 60+ performers in the show, we also have a dedicated and talented group of designers and technicians operating pyrotechnics,..read more
Good morrow thou sugared, softly-sprighted wafer-cake!
This term Year 5 have been exploring the Shakespearean comedy Twelfth Night. Alongside their reading lessons, the play has been brought to life through a series of drama workshops.
In our first session, students considered how to create a dramatic opening to a play. No one writes a better Act One than Shakespeare, and..
The countdown has begun to EP’s musical production, The Wizard of Oz which opens on 21st February. 🌈👠
For those of you who have not been involved in a school production before, here’s what the final few weeks will look like for the team:
Actors are rehearsing for 12 hours over the course of a week finalising blocking, becoming completely ‘off-script’, taking care of their..read more
As the end of term arrives on Friday we are thinking about the holidays! We asked our Parent Ambassadors what they will be up to. Now the MCOs are a distance memory and travel is freely available many are taking the opportunity to visit places near and far, with our Parent Ambassadors heading to the UK, Dubai and more locally Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Cambodia. Safe..read more
In this week’s Secondary Blog, our Head of Creative and Expressive Arts, Holly Sullivan, takes us into the world of make-up artistry and shares how our students are increasingly stepping into this highly technical and creative field.
Make-up artistry has seen a massive growth in interest in recent years. Through the explosion of transformation videos on social media and the..read more
It really has been an extraordinary three weeks for our EP Drama Department. Embracing the freedom of movement and interaction provided by the removal of Covid SOPs, our students have been involved in the auditions and casting for this year’s EP Production - The Wizard of Oz, and they have immersed themselves in the 3-day devised theatre residency led by the..read more
It has been an exciting week for the EP Drama Department as we have welcomed live audiences back onto campus for the first time since before the pandemic. In this week’s Secondary Blog, our Head of Creative and Expressive Arts and Associate Vice Principal, Holly Sullivan, celebrates these events and the students involved.
"First up, at long last, we were able to share..read more
What ho! As 2021 drew to a close, Drama students were busy perfecting their best British accents, getting their jolly hockey sticks at the ready and putting their best foot forward to audition for the next drama production. Rather! If that wasn't enough of a clue for you, in this week’s Secondary Blog, Ms Sullivan (Head of Faculty for CE Arts), shares some tantalising updates..read more