There is usually a drama performance each term in either the large Alastair Mackerras Theatre or the more intimate Palladium Theatre, and boys from all Forms are invited to get involved. Recent successful productions, which reflect the range of styles and subjects undertaken, include Henry (based on Shakespeare's Henry IV/V trilogy), the classic Australian drama Away and the raucous comedy The Popular Mechanicals. Once every two years, the School mounts a musical, and these are always a highlight of the Grammar calendar. The Producers in 2010 was an extraordinary achievement and a resounding success, and the only way imaginable to top 2008's Sweeney Todd.
Through reciprocal arrangements with nearby girls' schools, boys also have the opportunity to work with a range of directors, actors and designers and embrace the diversity and creativity of the experience drama offers.
As well as the productions, the School runs an after-school Drama Club for junior boys, usually in two terms per year. There is also the invaluable tech crew, encompassing boys from all Forms, who help get our shows on the road while learning a challenging and rewarding skill-set. There are also plans to establish a Theatre Club in 2011 to enable senior boys to experience more live theatre, and to expand the one-off excursions for actors and tech crew alike.