We’d like to introduce you to Connor Delves. As a 2013 leaver, his story epitomises what we love about Drama at Hale. Among his many talents Connor played 1st XVIII football, was Captain of Drama and a School Prefect. And at Hale, he isn’t unique.
“For theatre, experience and immersion is everything. Being thrown into the deep end is a gift, working in ensemble theatre is essential and most importantly, growing as a human being through a multitude of productions is priceless. Hale Drama and the Redfoot Youth Theatre areincredibly unique, in that Hale is the only place that offers all of these things, at the highest standard, to any student who wishes to be involved. The versatility of the Hale Drama programme is truly astounding. For me, the decision to attend Hale and be involved in its Drama programme was quite easy. Any school can put on shows, any school can teach the curriculum, but not any school can give you the life experience and true taste of the professional and indeed academic theatrical world, like Hale does. I’m quite convinced on that. Musicals, plays, pantomimes, Shakespeare…outdoors, storytelling, workshops, international tours, exchanges, film experience, exposure and the list doesn’t stop there. It’s an opportunity to gain a theatrical worldliness that many actors won’t get the chance to experience in their whole career.
Hale Drama and Redfoot honestly were the driving force for me, in turning theatre from a passionate hobby, to a career path. The knowledge shared and the incredible life lessons learnt from the team will stay with me forever. I owe a lot to Redfoot and Hale Drama. I certainly would not be studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts without them. I will be forever grateful.”
- Connor Delves.
Drama encourages students to develop their oral communication and problem solving skills, enhances their ability to think laterally and increases their understanding of being critical viewers.
Drama students cover improvisation, theatre sports, play building, mask, commedia dell arte, puppetry, comedy, script writing, technical theatre, directing and theatre history.