“My favourite lessons are the active ones like drama and sport. In drama we are studying Frankenstein, working on monologues and acting out parts of the play.”
josh, year 8
Drama is taught to all students at the College from the age of 11 in a dedicated underground studio space with seating for audiences of up to 100. Students also have the opportunity to take LAMDA grade exams in Speech and Drama.
RIC has historically hosted live theatre events with internationally acclaimed performers Ridiculusmus and Guy Masterson being amongst those to have entertained staff and students on Star Hill.
Theatre has been coming to the College in Underhill Hall as part of a collaboration with the European Arts Company, a national and international touring theatre company based at the Hazlitt Arts Centre in Maidstone. In the autumn, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ will be performed on site, fresh from a tour of Italy. RIC has also hosted a production of ‘Chekhov’s Shorts’ – a collection of 5 comic vignettes that has toured Europe to great success. The company will also be running workshops and offering RIC students the opportunity to gain work experience on productions, helping out with props, costume, scenery, marketing, publicity and logistics.
Recently welcomed ‘The Trials of Oscar Wilde’ directly from the West End. See news for more details.
RIC students are a creative bunch. This year saw Year 11 Tom Cowdrey make his Hazlitt Theatre debut and Millie Harris from Sevenoaks become the TV commercial face of Aero chocolate and Marks and Spencer’s summer picnics! RIC also sends warm congratulations to alumni Joe Pasquale Jnr, aka Hollyoaks star Joe Tracini. Joe was nominated for Best Comedy Performance at the British Soap Awards in 2012. While at RIC Joe picked up an A in GCSE Drama before heading to Italia Conti and was the regular host of our talent nights.