Drama & Performing Arts
Moira House has an excellent reputation for its Drama and Performing Arts and there are numerous opportunities to become involved!
Many of the Drama teachers are professional actors and directors who still work in the industry. The recent production of “Hiawatha” was directed by Jeremy-James Taylor, founder member of the National Youth Music Theatre and recently awarded the O.B.E for his services to children’s theatre.
We also enjoy strong links with the local professional theatres in Eastbourne. One of our most recent performances was a full-scale production of “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Devonshire Park theatre. This gave the girls involved the opportunity to work with lighting designers and puppeteers in a professional environment.
Every other year, we take a Performing Arts tour abroad. In the last five years alone, we have performed in Australia, Thailand, Canada, California, Dubai and Hong-Kong.
As well as three productions a year, the Drama department also participates in the Eastbourne festival. Our girls have achieved outstanding results in the acting and improvisation sections over the years. Last year, two Moira House pupils received the highest mark in the festival for their acting duologue.
We also enter many pupils for LAMDA examinations each year from preliminary level up to gold medal standard.
We organise many theatre trips and encourage visiting practitioners whenever possible. We also recently took part in the “Pier and Promenades” project, giving several girls two days filming experience.
Drama is an integral part of life at Moira House – and something everyone can enjoy, from Reception through to the Sixth Form.