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Performing Arts Productions

Our world class productions utilise professional contacts with West End quality sets, sound and lighting, ensuring our students get as close a taste to professional theatre as possible.

Come opening night the shows are run and performed by our incredible students from Front of House through to leading roles. If we chose a production without a younger ensemble, we put on a second production on in the summer term in order to give our younger stars a time to shine.

Annual productions

Our ambitious annual productions are well respected in the area and offer the audience a chance to see the stars of tomorrow in our professional theatre.

We also put on regular productions performed by our vocational exam groups - not forgetting the annual Christmas Pantomime!


2023-2024 Productions

  • Christmas annual panto 2023: Puss In Boots
  • Spring musical 2024 is a whole school production of 'We Will Rock You'
  • May 2024: 'A Night At the Musicals'
  • June 2024: 'Embrace' at Middleton Hall, University of Hull

Acting Company productions:

  • March 2024 - 'Orchestra' - part of the National Theatre Connections festival
  • May 2023 - 'Animal Farm'
  • June 2022 - 'In the Company of Actors'
  • June 2022 - As part of their BTEC Course, Year 13 students worked on a 'site specific' performance based in and around 'The Deep'.
    The performances were a mix of Dance, Drama and Song and consisted of both original and scripted works. The works were inspired by environment, heritage and 'water'.
Opportunities with the RSC

St Mary’s College is proud to be one of the first Royal Shakespeare Company Lead Associate Schools. Having piloted the scheme for the RSC, St Mary’s has now established partnerships with other secondary, primary and special schools in the region.

The partnership includes our regional venue Hull Truck Theatre enabling our students to take part in an annual festival either at Hull Truck or at St Mary’s.

As well as innovative teaching of Shakespeare, our students have opportunities to visit Stratford upon Avon to see productions and take part in a residential work experience programme at this world class organisation.

The Royal Shakespeare Company regularly brings their productions to St Mary’s College.

Cast, crew and backstage opportunities

We encourage students who may not wish to perform on stage, to experience the joys of working backstage with our state of the art equipment for sound lighting and flying scenery. To develop their skills we run a backstage club each week and once a year Year 12 students who have progressed through this experience are taken to work backstage at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Past Productions
2024 We Will Rock You
2023 SIX: the teen musical
2023 Annie
2022 Chicago
2020-2021 (Covid lockdown meant that 'Anything Goes' was cancelled)
2019 School of Rock
2018 Sister Act
2017 Billy Elliot
2016 West Side Story
2015 The Wizard of Oz
2014 Kiss Me Kate
2013 The Phantom of the Opera
2012 We Will Rock You
2011 Evita
2010 Mack & Mabel
2009 All 4 One
2008 Sweeney Todd
2007 Les Miserables