In July 2022, and the staff and students of the school voted that Production 2023 should be The 39 Steps. Based on the novel by John Buchner and adapted for stage by Patrick Barlow, we are excited to get to work this academic year. This whodunnit offers colourful characters, a few thrills and some giggles along the way too.
We have a cast of over 60 actors in place and a stage crew poised; scripts ready for copious notes. As other production departments start begin to form, there will be opportunity for more students to get involved. We are delighted that this year, a team of News Knight students will be documenting the rehearsal process and we look forward to sharing some sneak peeks in due course…
We will be performing Tuesday 7th – Friday 10th February, in the school hall at 7pm. Please put the date in your diary and we will let you know when tickets are available.
About KTS Productions
The annual school production at KTS is a great opportunity for so many of our students to work together to create something exciting.
Students are responsible for many elements of the production – performance, design, technical and front of house.
Production projects begin with auditions in the June/July of each academic year. The cast is then selected, and parts allocated before the end of the term in readiness for the next academic year’s production. We then run a second round of auditions in September for our new Year 7 students.
Rehearsals begin in September and will run until performance week in February. Along the way we recruit many more students to support the design and technical elements of performance.
A significant event in the school calendar, the production is always a memorable part of the year for those involved. Students get to develop their skills, grow their confidence, make new friends and share their work very publicly.
I have been involved in the production almost every year since being here and it is honestly the highlight of every year. Doing the shows has made me a much more confident person and I have built friendships which I will have forever.’
I've been doing school productions since year 8 and every year is different, it gives you an opportunity to socialise with different year groups and you make new friends. This year has been especially stressful, learning all the songs and dances but it’s been the best! I’ve had an amazing time working with lots of different people.
At first the large scale of the performance can frighten some people away from getting involved, but if you have the chance then you'd be making a mistake not going for a role in any of the school's productions in the future.
Want to get involved?
For students... Listen for notices and announcements in the summer term if you would like to get involved in the next production in any way at all. Alternatively, you can express your interest to Mrs Spurling.
For the community... If you feel you have a skill or resource you would like to contribute to the next school production, we would love to hear from you.
Please email Mrs Brewer.
2022 - Beauty and the Beast by Linda Woolverton, Howard Ashman &Tim Rice and Alan Menken
2020 – FAME by Fernandez, Levy and Margoshes
2019 – The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol, adapted by David Harrower
2018 – The Wizard of Oz by L.Frank Baum, adapted by Frank Gabrielson
2017 – The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, adapted for stage by Alan Bennett
2016 – Fiddler on the Roof
2015 – The Crucible
2014 – The Sound of Music
2012 – Nicholas Nickleby
2011 – Sweet Charity
2010 – The Comedy of Errors