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Drama - Trips, Projects, Events

Trips and Visits 2016 - 2017

Theatre Visits

  •  Donmar Theatre; ‘The Tempest’ 17th October 2016
  • The Playhouse Theatre; ‘An Inspector Calls’ 15th November 2016
  • The Old Vic; ‘King Lear’ 16th November 2016



Year 12 Drama and Theatre A level students are currently participating in the Donmar Warehouse Project, working with professional theatre practitioners to explore a multitude of themes from the Donmar’s current adaptation of ‘The Tempest’ with an all-female cast. Over the course of 8 weeks these students are devising an original piece of theatre based on the themes that they explore through the workshops and they will perform this piece in the Donmar’s professional theatre to an audience on Friday 2nd December 2016. 


A selection of 25 Year 7 students have been chosen to participate in the Achieve Your Greatness project, run by the Abraham Wilson Foundation. The project allows these lucky participants to work with professional Jazz musicians, spoken word artists, dancers and actors in order to create a multidisciplinary performance. These students will perform their pieces on Friday 21st October 2016 at 3pm in The Space at Plumstead Manor School.

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OLD VIC Schools Club – 2016-2017 

'Old Vic Schools Club' nurtures talent, inspires young people and opens up opportunities for students to attend the theatre for free. The project develops the next generation of theatre practitioners, many of whom go on to get major commissions, directing posts, senior management positions and become household names.

In Autumn 2015 Drama students made a written application to take part in Old Vic School Clubthe OVNV project.
This is a very exciting offer that allows the students the opportunity to visit the Old Vic Theatre for the whole of this year’s season. They take part in four workshops prior to seeing the performance and then get to see the plays. We are so pleased we have been offered this project for the third year running. Only 30 students can take part so the applications had to be of a high quality. Thankfully, our Year 10 Drama GCSE students are participating in this project currently.

First workshop – 9th November 2016, First performance – 16th November, King Lear

Upcoming School Productions

The following productions will be taking place at Plumstead Manor School:

Thursday 24th November 2016 7pm in The Space - ‘Then the lights went out’ and ‘Another lost child’ Year 13 performance night

15th December 2016 7pm - Performance Showcase 

30th January 2017 11am and 2pm in The Space - ‘Twisted Fairytales’ An adaptation by Year 13 Drama BTEC Performing Arts group'

TBC February 2017 4.00pm in The Space - “Roald Dahl’s The Witches” by KS3 Stage Struck"

Performances outside of Plumstead Manor School

Friday 2nd December 2016, 4pm at The Donmar Theatre, Kings Cross - Shakespeare Trilogy Performance by Year 12 A Level Drama and Theatre students