Over the last decade, Hayes School Productions have developed an outstanding reputation for producing highly professional theatre and events. Working with the ethos “To challenge performers and audience alike, constantly redefining the perceived parameters of the "school play", HAYES SCHOOL PRODUCTIONS goes from strength to strength.
Hayes School Productions most recent Main School shows have been:
o Ghetto (2005)
o The Threepenny Opera (2006)
o South Pacific (2007)
o Oh What a Lovely War (2008)
o Dr Faustus (2009)
o Jesus Christ Superstar (2010)
o Alucinations (2011)
o Cabaret (2012)
o The Caucasian Chalk Circle (2013)
o How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (2014)
o The Trial (2015)
o Les Miserables School Edition (2016)
o Urinetown the Musical (2017)
o The Great Gatsby (2018)
In 2012 the department launched the Inter-House Drama Competition. Primarily an outlet for our KS3 performers, each house produces a short play that is directed by students from KS4 and/or 5, making the event a genuinely Whole School Production. Recent competitions have been judged by West End Musical actor Ben Goddard (Jesus Christ Superstar, Million Dollar Quartet) and former Hayes Student, EastEnders alumni and founder of Centre Stage Theatre Academy, Frankie Fitzgerald.
For 10 years Hayes School Productions hosted the infamous Summer Cabaret, where Students and Staff performed alongside one another, but in 2014 this event was incorporated into HAZEFEST, an outdoor one day festival organised in association with the PTA, featuring performances from current and former Hayes students/bands. Whilst rumours persist that the Cabaret may be making an imminent return, over the last 4 years HAZEFEST has grown into one of the must –attend events on the school calendar, and plans are already underway for HAZEFEST 6 in July 2019! HSP also produces THE ATTIC, (Hazefest’s little sister!), an intimate, unplugged evening of performance art featuring students from Year 11 upwards.
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A playlist of full recordings of Main School productions from 2005 onwards can be found here:
HAZEFEST on Social Media