Every year students from all year groups have the opportunity to perform in a school production. The school productions are of an exceptionally high standard and have received rave reviews because of the quality of performance from the students. The drama programme at Worth is widely considered to be outstanding.
The most recent productions were West Side Story (whole school production), The Wizard of Oz (junior production) and Romeo & Juliet (senior production). Some other productions in recent times include One Man, Two Guvnors, a farcical comedy; Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, a piece of children’s theatre; and The Sound of Music. Most of the productions take place in the superbly equipped PAC (Performing Arts Centre) and they allow students of all ages to be involved on the stage
What we try to do is give students an opportunity to experience a range of performance styles within the productions and their time at Worth, including classical, contemporary, comedy and Shakespeare.
We also offer a technical option. As part of our academic programme, our students learn all about the technical aspects of theatre and they will programme sound and lighting for the productions, working closely with the school’s full-time technician. They also assist with costume and make-up design.
Worth has its own theatre company called Inspire. During the 2016-17 academic year, the Inspire theatre company went on tour to Chailey Heritage School – a school for children with complex physical disabilities – with a performance of The Wizard of Oz.