Year 4 | The Journey Towards Strength

This week, Year 4 pupils took to the stage of Wykeham Hall for a live audience to showcase their production entitled ‘The Journey Towards Strength.’ The narrative unfolds around Lily and her friends, who unite to rescue the enchanting Wondervilles, celebrating the unique strengths that define their greatness. The play has been specially written for […]

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Grease

The Theatre stage this week was automatic, system-matic, and even hyyyyydro-matic. Grease had come to life and the stage had been transformed into Rydell High as Senior School pupils put on a performance that honoured the iconic musical.   Grease turns forty-five this year and many will remember the musical as a story about mismatched […]

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Moana

On Monday 27th November and Tuesday 28th November, the Wykeham Hall was home to the Prep School’s production of Moana. Held over several matinee and evening performances, two different casts put on shows that were humorous, energetic and incredibly heartfelt.    Both casts transported the audience to the land of Motunui, where Moana takes off […]

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IB Theatre Performance 2023

On Thursday, 9th November, parents, beaks, and pupils gathered in the theatre to witness the Sixth Form Showcase. The evening provided students on the IB Theatre course an opportunity to display their talents, presenting to a live audience the culmination of their collaborative efforts for their IB coursework.   The Showcase featured two compelling performances: […]

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An Eerie Evening

Monday 9th October saw the Senior Drama pupils perform in ‘An Eerie Evening’. The performance was unlike any other, as talented pupils led the audience through spooky spaces within the Music and Drama Department. The production was a “Promenade Performance” which involves audience members following the actors through the performance. First, the audiecne was treated […]

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Twelfth Night 2023

This week, it was back to the 80s, as the Upper Sixth Literature and Performance class gave us their version of ‘Twelfth Night’ by William Shakespeare. The audience were treated to plenty of colourful characters as well as slapstick humour, all performed outdoors in the Betjeman Pit. The Literature and Performance class have been studying […]

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Year 3 Bee Musical

In celebration of International Bee Day, Year 3 have put together a spectacular performance of the Bee Musical. The play tells a story of bees, living their lives in the hive, and shows the audience just how important their work is to the human world. This heartfelt performance tells the story of poor Grumble Bee, […]

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KEPOW Drama Workshops

Over the last week of the Lent Term, pupils in the Senior School workshopped a series of drama performances with KEPOW Director Kevin Tomlinson. KEPOW Theatre specialises in visual, dynamic theatre, taking pupils out of the ordinary classroom and allowing them to dive into the world of improvisation, comedy and mask work. Pupils in Years […]

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10th Anniversary Spring Festival 2023

In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, Marlborough College Malaysia held a wonderful Spring Festival on the 1st April 2023. Featuring work from the creative Arts including Drama, Art, sculpture, music and dance, the Festival was truly a wonder to beyond.    Spread over multiple buildings and green areas, the day began with a short drumming […]

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Year 5 and 6 Aladdin Performance

Throughout the Lent Term Years 5 and 6 have been hard at work under the steady guidance of Director, Miss. Favre, to produce their all-singing, all-dancing version of Aladdin. Throughout the term, pupils have auditioned, rehearsed and sang their hearts out to produce a wonderful performance, the first of which took place on the 20th […]

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KL Shakespeare Players Workshops

On the 7th and 8th March, the KL Shakespeare Players, an acting company that specialises in ‘demystifying’ Shakespeare, came to MCM to educate our pupils on the joys of Shakespeare. The company performed ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ for an audience of pupils, staff and parents, as well as a special performance for our Year 7 […]

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Marlborough Mia: A CAS Production

In the weeks leading up to half term, Marlborough College Malaysia’s CAS pupils undertook a huge challenge in creating the production of Marlborough Mia. CAS is an element of the IB Diploma standing for Creativity, Action and Service. Pupils undertake various CAS projects over their time in the Sixth Form, including this extensive project of […]

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Year 4 Nutcracker Performance 2022

On Tuesday 6th December, Year 4 pupils embarked on a journey to the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Mouse King, in their retelling of the traditional Christmas story of the Nutcracker.    The story follows Clara as she helps rescue the Prince, who is trapped in the form of a Nutcracker, from […]

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Shell Pantomime 2022

On the 7th November Shell drama pupils took to the stage to perform an excellent pantomime for our Pre-Prep pupils. The Shell group performed a rendition of Cinderella, a traditional fairytale story for the younger pupils. Featuring over 20 actors, the pantomime encouraged audience participation with cheers and boos emerging from the Pre-Prep children.    […]

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Early Years Nativity 2022

The first of our Christmas shows here at Marlborough College Malaysia began last week as Early Years performed a festive and original Nativity story on Thursday 1st December.    Pupils dressed as the traditional Kings, Shepherds, Wise Men and stable animals to tell the story of the birth of Christ. Beginning with the angels, and […]

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Year 1 Christmas Nativity

Continuing on our festive journey throughout the College, Year 1 performed their Christmas Nativity on the 7th December. The Nativity followed angels travelling the world in search of different Christmas traditions. During the performance, Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, the Kings and Shepherds entered through the Pre-Prep area, welcomed by their fellow classmates, staff and parents […]

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IGCSE Devised Performance 2022

On the 30th November IGCSE pupils began their Devised Performance as part of their IGCSE Drama qualification. This challenge was approached with determination to create a dramatical masterpiece and this was quite achieved.    The final performance featured two groups with different concepts: one focused on movement, and the other a lighter retelling of historical […]

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Slava’s Snow Show

Our Drama and Theatre pupils were treated to an excellent performance on the 6th November, visiting the world famous Slava’s Snow Show in Singapore. The trip was open to all Drama and Theatre pupils who wanted to experience the truly magical wonder of the interactive Snow Show, an educational experience of what drama and theatre […]

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A Play in a Day

On Saturday 5th November, IB English Literature candidates undertook a great drama challenge: to create a play in a day. The play, Arthur Miller’s ‘A View From the Bridge,’ was chosen for pupils to adapt into a short performance, entirely planned, scripted, rehearsed and acted within eight hours. Miller made it clear he was writing […]

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A Night of Macabre | Senior School

On the 18th October, Marlborough College Malaysia once again enjoyed a superb evening of drama excellence performed by three IB Literature and Performance pupils. Entitled ‘A Night of Macabre’, the evening saw short scenes of Oedipus adapted by Shell pupils as an introduction to the evening, leading to a superb short play of Frankenstein performed […]

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