Drama at Merchiston is produced in partnership with St George’s School for Girls. There are at least two main productions each year, at each school. Biennially a musical is produced, with a wide range of drama offered in alternate years, from Shakespeare, to Ibsen, via Ayckbourn and others. All year groups are welcome to join in these productions, but, in addition, Merchiston Juniors have their own musical in alternate years. The youngest boys in the School also have their own production, usually a biennial pantomime.
Recent joint productions have been as varied as Macbeth, Oliver, Lord of the Flies, Die Fledermaus and Grease. Additionally, productions by the Juniors have included Little Shop of Horrors, Return to the Forbidden Planet and The Wizard of Oz.
We also welcome other companies and groups to the School to give performances and workshops, and use productions to invite experts in to teach new skills, such as Stage Combat.