Mission Statement

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts…"

We want to become an established centre of excellence in inspiring young people to engage with and celebrate drama and theatre in all its forms.

In essence we want our students to:

  • Become confident drama practitioners in your own right

  • Appreciate established practitioners and their skills that have influenced theatre over time

  • To engage with and develop positive working relationships with The Alnwick Playhouse

  • To celebrate and produce outstanding performances both professionally and personally

  • To foster a life long love of the performing arts


Courses Offered & Unit Work

AS Drama & Theatre Studies (AQA)

A2 Drama & Theatre Studies (AQA)

Long Term Plans for English & Drama

Department Highlights

Autumn Productions

2000- ‘Our Country’s Good’ - Timberlake Wertenbaker

2001- ‘An Evening With Gary Lineker’- Arthur Smith

2002- ‘The Crucible’- Arthur Miller

2003- ‘1984’- George Orwell

2004- ‘The Clearing’- Helen Edmundson

2005- ‘Pygmalion’- George Bernard Shaw

2006- ‘An Inspector Calls’- J.B Priestley

2007- ‘An Experiment with an Airpump’- Shelagh Stephenson

2008- ‘Our Country’s Good’- Timberlake Wertenbaker

2009- ‘Dracula’- Bram Stoker

2010- ‘Death of a Salesman’- Arthur Miller

2011- ‘The Flint Street Nativity’- Tim Firth

2012- ‘The Crucible’- Arthur Miller

2013- ‘Wuthering Heights’- April De Angelis adapted from Emily Bronte

2014- ‘Cyrano De Bergerac’- Glyn Maxwell adapted from Edmund Rostrond

2015- 'Midsummer Night's Dream'

2016- '1984'

Spring Productions

2011- ‘We Will Rock You’

2012- ‘Grease’

2013- ‘Back to the 80s’

2014- ‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’

2015- ‘Disco Inferno’

2016- 'Rock of Ages'

Recent Press Cuttings on Performances

Back to the 80's Review

Wuthering Heights Review

Return to the Forbidden Planet Review

See where we perform and deliver all of our performances and our AS/A2 Drama and Theatre Studies Course

The Alnwick Playhouse

Staff Contact List

Staff Contact List

Mrs K Burns (Deputy Head of English)


Mr M Allenby (Assistant Headteacher)