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. Recent productions include Coward’s Tonight at 8.30, Kes, DNA and Guys & Dolls.

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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 offer LAMDA Speech and Drama lessons as well as the opportunity to attain certificates from other awarding bodies.

It is an exciting time for Drama at Charterhouse at the moment, with new developments being discussed and the great tradition that the School already enjoys being taken to even greater heights.

Miss Emily Fox, BA - Artistic Director of the Theatre

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 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.