The Drama department at Burford has a rich and varied history of putting on high-quality productions. Involving as many students as possible, we create a visual feast of acting, dance, music and occasionally song.
We believe that students should be involved in all aspects of a production, so we train students to design and run stage management and backstage, including lighting, sound, costumes, props, make-up and set.
Shakespeare Schools Festival
Shakespeare Schools Festival is the UK’s largest youth drama festival, involving over 1,000 schools and 150 professional theatres. It is an annual event which enables students aged 8-18 to perform their own 30-minute Shakespeare productions in front of a paying audience; usually in a professional theatre. To date we have performed ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ at Chipping Norton Theatre and most recently , ‘Macbeth’ in the theatre at Headington Girls’ School.