We were delighted to welcome renowned stage-combat director, Kevin McCurdy, a former student of Highfields, to our Drama department earlier this term for a one day extravaganza of stage-combat workshops.
Kevin has directed many famous fights on stage and screen across the globe, and worked with the likes of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Nicholas Cage! We were honoured when he agreed to come back and direct several workshops with our students.
He began the morning working with our GCSE and A-level groups, helping to build their confidence and stage presence ahead of their Drama and Theatre Studies practical exams. He then finished the day working with two year 8 groups, directing the prologue to Romeo and Juliet, which they will be performing in the upcoming night of Shakespeare due to take place in the latter part of the Summer Term.
Students and staff thoroughly enjoyed the workshops and we hope to see Kevin again very soon!