Drama & Theatre Studies
Charterhouse has always had a thriving dramatic tradition. There are numerous opportunities for pupils to participate in the theatrical life of the School: either on stage, as part of the technical crew, front of house, directing or designing. During the academic year, there are in the region of seven or eight full scale major productions. Some are specific to year groups, others involve all years.
In addition to the above, there is the practical exam work of the A level groups, house plays and pupil-directed productions.
The Drama Department also offers LAMDA. Speech and Drama lessons as well as the opportunity to attain certificates from other awarding bodies.
For full details of the curriculum, please use the link below.
Mrs Rebecca Pugh, BA PGDip PGCE - Head of Academic Drama
Mrs Pugh joined Charterhouse as Head of Academic Drama in 2019 from the International School of Amsterdam where she taught MYP Drama and DP Theatre and directed the MS and HS productions. Prior to this Mrs Pugh was Director of Drama and latterly Assistant Head Pastoral at Putney High School in London. Mrs Pugh gained a first class degree in Classics from King’s College London and went on to study Acting and Musical Theatre at Central School of Speech and Drama, where, after a spell as a Theatrical Agent, she later did her PGCE. In her spare time Mrs Pugh enjoys singing and, funnily enough, is an avid theatregoer.
Miss Emily Fox, BA
Graduating with a Joint Honours Degree in French and German from London University, Miss Fox completed a post graduate diploma at the Oxford School of Drama. She arrived at Charterhouse to teach French and German several years later and having completed a PGCE in Modern Languages and English at Westminster, Oxford. During her time at Charterhouse, Miss Fox has had several years as Head of Drama, held the post of Master of the Under School and Warden of Northridge, and is currently Artistic Director of the Theatre. Particular academic interests include Medieval French and German literature and 19th Century French poetry.