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Performances, whether they are formal or informal, theatrical or musical, indoors or outdoors, planned or spontaneous, major or minor all help to demonstrate and deepen the creative heart and soul of St Christopher’s School!
Each phase of the School aims to provide a wide variety of performance opportunities through a planned programme of assemblies, concerts, cantatas and productions
Every year, our Infant School classroom topics are performed on stage, taking place in front of family and friends. Assisted by our Music Departments, our Infant cantatas tell stories of history, friendships and the importance of looking after our natural environments. Our pupils are immersed in a theatrical learning performance, where their lessons are brought to life.
Our Year 5 and 6 students have an opportunity to sign up with our Production Club ECA in their Junior Years. We make these performances are professional as possible, giving our students an insight into the field of Theatrical Arts, as well as an opportunity to practice lots of exciting new skills. Students are involved in all aspects of these productions, from auditions, props and backstage teams, to costume design, theatrical make-up and technical support (sound and visual effects).
Recent performances have included much-loved family classics such as:
St Christopher's School has gained a well-deserved reputation for the high standards of its extra curricular productions. Every year our energetic and talented students perform incredible productions of West End standards, taking on the roles of performers, backstage and front of house. Each December we stage our incredibly popular musicals; in recent years these have included 'We Will Rock You', 'Chicago', 'West Side Story', 'Hairspray' and 'Legally Blonde'.
Year 7, 8 and 9 students have the opportunity to audition for the December musical, but they also have their own dedicated production in the Summer Term. In recent years, every student who has auditioned has been invited to take part, either as a performer or backstage. Productions have included ‘The Boy Who Fell into a Book’ by Alan Ayckbourn and ‘Alice’ by Laura Wade.
The Drama department has taken many opportunities over the years to extend our students' experience outside of the classroom. This has included trips abroad to London and New York enjoying West End and Broadway shows, taking part in workshops and visiting art galleries. We have also taken part in ISTA trips, including hosting our own ISTA Festival taking inspiration from Bahrain's rich heritage as inspiration.