Production 2023 - The 39 Steps
Our last school production took place in February 2023, in the week before half term. It was a really fantastic week and we were pleased to have close to a full house each night.
As always, our students did a wonderful job. It is a pleasure to see so many students, across all years, pulling together to produce a highly entertaining piece of theatre. They worked very hard to perform numerous times in the week, including a performance for primary schools as well as leading Production Insights assemblies to year 7 and year 8.
What audience members were not privy to though, were all the wonderful ways that students worked together in rehearsal and back stage.
Year on year, we continue to be impressed by the hard work and commitment of our students. They are wonderful example of Courage and Courtesy in our school.
You can watch J Farrell’s NewKnight review HERE.
About KTS Productions
The annual school production at KTS is a great opportunity for so many of our students to work together to create something exciting.
Students are responsible for many elements of the production – performance, design, technical and front of house.
Production projects begin with auditions in the June/July of each academic year. The cast is then selected, and parts allocated before the end of the term in readiness for the next academic year’s production. We then run a second round of auditions in September for our new Year 7 students.
Rehearsals begin in September and will run until performance week in February. Along the way we recruit many more students to support the design and technical elements of performance.
A significant event in the school calendar, the production is always a memorable part of the year for those involved. Students get to develop their skills, grow their confidence, make new friends and share their work very publicly.
I have been involved in the production almost every year since being here and it is honestly the highlight of every year. Doing the shows has made me a much more confident person and I have built friendships which I will have forever.’
I've been doing school productions since year 8 and every year is different, it gives you an opportunity to socialise with different year groups and you make new friends. This year has been especially stressful, learning all the songs and dances but it’s been the best! I’ve had an amazing time working with lots of different people.
At first the large scale of the performance can frighten some people away from getting involved, but if you have the chance then you'd be making a mistake not going for a role in any of the school's productions in the future.
While it's been no easy feat, we as a collective have loved every second and are more than proud to say we have been involved.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the productions. It's a fabulous way for the school to be brought together!!
School productions are always enjoyable, especially being in the tech team.
I love going to every rehearsal, they are the best part of my week!
Want to get involved?
For students... Listen for notices and announcements in the summer term if you would like to get involved in the next production in any way at all. Alternatively, you can express your interest to Mrs Spurling.
For the community... If you feel you have a skill or resource you would like to contribute to the next school production, we would love to hear from you.
Please email Mrs Brewer.
2023 – The 39 Steps adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and the movie by Alfred Hitchcock.
2022 – Beauty and the Beast by Linda Woolverton, Howard Ashman &Tim Rice and Alan Menken
2020 – FAME by Fernandez, Levy and Margoshes
2019 – The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol, adapted by David Harrower
2018 – The Wizard of Oz by L.Frank Baum, adapted by Frank Gabrielson
2017 – The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, adapted for stage by Alan Bennett
2016 – Fiddler on the Roof
2015 – The Crucible
2014 – The Sound of Music
2012 – Nicholas Nickleby
2011 – Sweet Charity
2010 – The Comedy of Errors