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Drama and film careers day 2018
Our annual Drama and Film Careers Day returned on Tuesday and the school welcomed a host of celebrated industry names to run a variety of workshops for those pupils with a keen interest in drama, film and tv.
Alongside mock auditions for those hoping to apply to drama school or university to study drama, pupils had the opportunity to participate in:
- a devising workshop with local actor, Tony Boncza and led by Steve Green and Darcy Willison from Fourth Monkey, an alternative company training programme for actors
- a dance workshop with OB and recent Olivier nominee Katie Prince (Hn ’92), Founder and Artistic Director of hip-hop dance company, ZooNation,
- an acting for camera workshop with producer and OB, Simon Wheeler
- a musical theatre workshop with opera singer and OB, Hal Cazalet (C ’88)
- a Q&A session with OB stage, television and film actors, Jamie Ballard (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) (Sh ’91) and Tim Bartholomew (D ’76).
Our pupils (and staff) took away a great deal from the day, which was a superb opportunity to network, learn and ask questions. It is hoped that the event will help to inspire current pupils to aim high and put in the groundwork to prepare for their next steps.