Drama at Manor House School is seen as a valuable tool for increasing self-confidence and communication skills, as well as enabling girls to enjoy the sheer thrill and professionalism of being involved in one of our major school productions or Drama evenings.

Drama is a strong subject area throughout the school and a popular and successful GCSE course. All girls are involved with the major Preparatory and Senior School productions each year. There is also the popular, annual, House Arts event, led by Year 10. Our annual Theme Week, takes place at the end of the summer term and allows girls to experience many new skills and challenges.

In September 2020, due to Covid, Manor House School staged their first ever live stream of their Senior School production, ‘Half A Sixpence’ over Facebook. It was watched by families all over the world.

Previous Senior productions include The Wizard of Oz, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Annie, Barnum, My Fair Lady, Billy Elliot, The Sound of Music, Oliver and Grease. Girls are involved in all aspects of the production from the creation of the scenery and props, to lighting, running the sound desk, music, and, of course, performing. Prep School productions have included Frozen, Matilda, Mary Poppins and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”.

Girls studying on the GCSE course perform in several Drama events throughout the year, for example in the Shakespeare evening.