Drama & Theatre Studies is thriving at Charterhouse both as a GCSE option and A Level subject. As well as examination performances, there are also a number of whole school productions over the year to get involved in.
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. Mrs Pugh will be taking up the post of Housemistress of Northbrook from 2021.
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.