7th October 2021 — The Drama department at Malvern St James Girls' School has formed a partnership with Vamos Theatre Company, based in Worcester. Vamos will be coming in for a residency to create and perform a play with Year 10 GCSE Drama students.
Vamos Theatre is unique in the way they deliver their productions. Their “trademark style marries full masks with strong visual design and an original soundtrack.” They are the UK’s leading full mask theatre company and have been performing their wordless, funny productions since 2006.
The Year 10 Drama groups will work with full masks, half masks, and without masks, creating wordless and spoken theatre. This project will result in a production performance on Wednesday 20 October to which parents and friends are invited.
Juliet Fisher, Head of Expressive Arts said, "We have worked with Vamos at MSJ for many years, but this is the first time we have had them in for a residency. We have been planning the show for months, with ideas ebbing and flowing between us. Rehearsals start in October, with the Year 10 GCSE Drama students having the opportunity to work as professionals, alongside this prestigious and innovative theatre company. It is such an exciting prospect."