On alternate years the children take part in a School production. This is currently held at the Towngate Theatre, Basildon. All children in the school (3 to 11 years) take part. The main roles are played by Lower and Upper Two, for which they audition. Our shows are written, produced and directed by Mrs Parker-Litjens and choreography is taught by Mrs Walsh, Mrs Barlow and Mrs Mongelard. This year, voice coaching will be taught by Mrs Gallagher who also assists with the choregraphy. All costumes are provided by the School mainly due to our excellent seamstress, Mrs Cutbill.
Robin Hood 2019
The preparations for the biennial school drama production have been under way since the beginning of this academic year. The principal roles have been decided and the children have all been learning some exciting new dances. The list below shows the latest rehearsal times.
On Monday 9th July the School Theatre Club delighted children, staff and parents when they performed their version of the Alice in Wonderland in the new school hall. The children had been rehearsing since October. They took on the roles not only of the actors, but as stage crew, set designers, wardrobe and prop mangers.
It was a great success! Visit the Gallery to see more photographs from this performance.
Sinbad the Sailor 2017
Sinbad the Sailor is the exciting Drama Production for 2017. It will be held at the Towngate Theatre, Basildon on the 11th and 12th of July. Sinbad the Sailor is the hero of The Thousand and One Nights which recounts his adventures on seven voyages. The stories of his travels were based on the experiences of merchants from Basra trading under great risk with the East Indies and China. The original story recounts him being marooned or shipwrecked after he sets sail from Basra with merchandise. During a voyage filled with adventure and danger Sinbad goes from prosperity to loss and through a combination of resourcefulness and luck finds himself prosperous again when he finally returns home.
Every child in the school will be performing in this production which will be interpreted in true Ursuline Prep style - emphasising good conquering evil, the value of true friendship and spirit of adventure! The principle characters are pictured below.
Wizard of Oz 2016
The School Theatre Club delighted children, staff and parents when they performed their version of the Wizard of Oz in the school hall. The children had been rehearsing since October (fitting in entrance examinations and interviews.) They took on the roles not only of the actors, but as stage crew, set designers, wardrobe and prop mangers.
It was a great success and they fitted in three performances on Friday 20th May.
80 Days Around the World
Just a small selection of images from the show are shown below. Official school photographer, Catchlight, have a full selection of images available to purchase on their website.
Click on the links below to see how Production Rehearsals are progressing!