The School Production
“Truly worthy of the West End; the girls’ acting was flawless and the singing was simply divine! I had no idea that a school production could be so professional.”
The School Production takes place in the Spring Term. Auditions are open to all and students have the opportunity to take on both acting and technical backstage roles, working alongside a range of experienced subject specialists and industry professionals.
Our School Production for 2018 was Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast', described by the parent of a Year 7 pupil as “truly was worthy of the West End; the girls’ acting was flawless and the singing was simply divine! I had no idea that a school production could be so professional.” You can see photos from the show below, or read more here.
2017 saw the production of 'Barnum'; a visually exuberant American Musical which follows the ventures of P.T Barnum. In keeping with our strong community ethos at Cobham Hall, pupils from all year groups performed on three spectacular nights, working together for a common (and very colourful) aim! A highlights video can be seen below.
Our two most recent shows have been accompanied by pre-show entertainment: a mini fun-fair prior to 'Barnum' and a Medieval Fayre before 'Beauty and the Beast'. Perfect for those who want to get involved but not be in the spotlight!
Our productions range from the historical ('Tea with Mrs Pankhurst', 2010) to large scale musicals ('Bugsy Malone', 2012) and thought-provoking abstract performances ('The Insect Play', 2011 or 'The Crucible Revisited', 2014). Whatever the production, there is always much to be gained and plenty of laughs to be had through the many rehearsals and performances themselves. For some girls it may be an introduction to a lifelong passion, for others it remains a creative outlet to be shared with friends and the attraction of being part of something bigger (much as our Round Square ethos intended) or simply the thrill of being under the bright lights.
In 2013, to mark Cobham Hall's 50th Anniversary as a school, a play about life in a British boarding school was specially commissioned by Cobham Hall, with input and ideas from current students to be incorporated into the finished script.