Drama & Musicals

Staff Members

Head of Drama Ms Edwina Tribe
TIC of Productions Mr Simon Parris

We strive to engender an appreciation for the Arts that will enrich our student’s lives for years beyond the classroom. The Drama Department enjoy an enviable reputation for their highly professional and entertaining productions. We provide a wide range of mediums for exploration, social criticism and celebration that enable students to define and shape their own identity. They participate in aesthetic learning in which the senses and emotions are engaged cognitively and effectively. By blending intellectual and emotional experiences, students are offered a unique means of inquiry that contributes to their own confidence, creativity, imagination and communication skills.

Active participation within the Arts is strongly encouraged and supported at the College. The collaborative nature of Drama allows students with opportunities to learn to manage interpersonal skills while fostering commitment, initiative, teamwork and cooperation. Students have access to both performance and stagecraft skills as part of the co-curricular program. Each student’s creative ability is stimulated and nurtured by activities that can include acting, direction, dramaturgy, stage management, set design, costume, lighting, properties, make-up and sound.

Upcoming Productions

Our Country's Good

Tickets are now on sale for the Year 11-12 Play Our Country’s Good.

Our Country's Good is a critically acclaimed 1988 play written by British playwright, Timberlake Wertenbaker, adapted from the Thomas Keneally novel The Playmaker.

Set in Botany Bay in 1789, it tells the story of a group of Royal Marines and convicts who undertook rehearsals for the first play to be performed in Australia. 

Surrounded by forbidding conditions, Lieutenant Clark attempts, under the authority of the first Governor General, to bring culture to the penal colony through a production of Farquhar's The Recruiting Officer, with a motley bunch of male and female convicts.

Most of the characters in the play are based on real people who sailed with the First Fleet, though some have had their names changed. Wertenbaker was able to read the journals of First Fleet members in order to portray them accurately.

Our Country's Good is performed by Year 11 and 12 students from St Kevin’s and Sacré Cœur, who have been working on the play since Term 4 last year.

 

Bookings are now open.

Years 11-12 SKC/Sacré Cœur Play: Our Country’s Good

7pm 26, 28, 29 March 2019

Ruby Tout Theatre, St Kevin’s College Heyington Campus

Adults $20, Concession $13


St Kevin's College Productions 2019

Rehearsals are well under way for the first three productions in the 2019 season. Years 10-12 students from St Kevin's and Sacré Coeur have been rehearsing the Year 10 and Years 11-12 plays since last year. Meanwhile, a select group of boys have been attending rehearsals at Korowa for their biennial musical.


Here is a complete list of productions for the year:


Year 10 SKC/Sacré Coeur Play: The Outsiders
Director: Ms Gillian Shannon
7pm 12, 13, 14 March
Ruby Tout Theatre, St Kevin's College Heyington Campus
Years 11-12 SKC/Sacré Coeur Play: Our Country's Good
Director: Mr Ian Nott
7pm 26, 28, 29 March
Ruby Tout Theatre, St Kevin's College Heyington Campus
VCE Theatre Studies Play: The Exception and the Rule
Director: Ms Edwina Tribe
7pm 8, 9 ,10 May
Ruby Tout Theatre, St Kevin's College Heyington Campus
Years 10-12 St Catherine's/SKC Play: The Crucible
Director: Mr James Brown (St Catherine's)
6.30pm 16, 17 May; 4pm 18 May
St Catherine's Hall, Dorothy Pizzey Centre, St Catherine's Toorak
Years 10-12 Korowa/SKC Musical: Mary Poppins
Director: Mr Adam Starr (Korowa)
10am 22 May, 7.30pm 23, 24, 25 May
Beatrice K Guyett Assembly Hall, Korowa Anglican Girls' School
Years 7-9 SKC/Loreto Musical: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr
Director: Ms Sarah Glenister
2pm 26 May; 7pm 27, 28, 29 May
Vaucluse Hall, St Kevin's College Waterford Campus
Years 7-9 Loreto/SKC Play: Alice in Wonderland
Director: Ms Katie Rose Smith (Loreto)
7pm 22, 23 August
Crescent Theatre, Loreto Toorak
Years 10-12 SKC/Loreto Musical: How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
Director: Mr Simon Parriss
2pm 25 August; 7pm 28, 29, 30 August
Ruby Tout Theatre, St Kevin's College Heyington Campus
Glendalough Musical: Disney's The Lion King Jr
Director: Mr David Campbell
7pm 4, 5 September
KC Smith Hall, St Kevin's College Heyington Campus
Year 8 SKC/Korowa Play: Robin Hood
Director: Ms Gillian Shannon
7pm 10, 11, 12 September
Ruby Tout Theatre, St Kevin's College Heyington Campus
Year 9 SKC/Siena Play: Romeo and Juliet
Director: Ms Sarah Glenister
7pm 17, 18, 19 September
Vaucluse Hall, St Kevin's College Waterford Campus
Years 10-11 Loreto/SKC Play: Girl In The Red Raincoat
Director: Ms Katie Rose Smith (Loreto)
5pm 16 October; 7pm 17, 18 October
Crescent Theatre, Loreto Toorak
Year 7 SKC/Sacré Coeur Play: Silver's Secret
Director: Ms Edwina Tribe
7pm 15, 16, 17 October
Ruby Tout Theatre, St Kevin's College Heyington Campus

Ticket sales for each production will be advertised in the College newsletter as the year progresses.

See you at the theatre.

Mr Simon Parriss
TIC Productions

2018 Productions


Charley's Aunt

Crazy for You

Honk! Jr

Tartuffe