Drama is a popular subject at Mill Hill that is taken by many students both at GCSE and A Level. The department has two specialist teachers, a drama studio, a theatre and the large school stage. It is rare for a production not to be in rehearsal, though with so many students taking the subject, many of the shows are part of the exam system.

A House Arts Festival takes place every other year with ten plays being performed over three nights. This is taken very seriously by a large number of student actors and directors who are not necessarily studying drama. A major school production is also mounted every other year. In recent years we have performed a self-written musical ‘Never Had It So Good’ at the Arts Depot Theatre in North Finchley and we have taken shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where we have performed at The Pleasance and other venues. Past productions include ‘Kvetch’, ‘The Luck of the Bodkins’, ‘Orphans’, ‘Cabaret’, ‘Oh What a Lovely War’, ‘The Boy Friend’ and ‘Our Country’s Good’.

The film below shows examples of work done at all levels in the Drama Department.

Links to curriculum guides

Troughton Theatre
The school theatre was recently renamed in honour of Old Millhillian Patrick Troughton, best known for his portrayal of Doctor Who. As part of the celebrations a group of theatre studies students performed excerpts from recent productions and a Dalek came to visit.