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The HandleBards visit!
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
🌈✨Lighting Design by Jamie
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
Primary Weekly Highlight: Year 5 Drama
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..
Are you ready for Oz? 🌈👠
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
🎄Looking for something to do this festive break?
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
Secondary Weekly Highlight: Make-Up Artists-in-Residence at EP
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
Secondary Weekly Highlight: A Dramatic Start to the Year!
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
Secondary Weekly Highlights: Live Audiences Back on Campus!
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
Secondary Weekly Highlights: Daisy Pulls It Off - Golly gosh rehearsals are underway! 🎭👭🏑
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