Alternative School Production
This year, we are going to produce our first KTS Radio Play, Animal Farm by George Orwell.
This project is open to students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 in place of the usual school production. We are really excited to offer an opportunity that will allow students to work collaboratively across year groups.
In order to maintain safety for all students and to avoid mixing year group bubbles, rehearsals will take place via video call using Microsoft Teams. Recording the play will take place on site. Cast members will be scheduled to record their vocals in year bubbles and all will be magically edited to produce our Radio Play.
Please CLICK HERE for more details about the process to audition for this project.
Friday 13th November – Deadline to email Mrs Spurling and express and interest to audition.
Wednesday 18th November – Deadline to email your recorded audition reading to Mrs Spurling
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.
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.
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