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And our musical production for 2016 is….

Well have a look at the video below to find out!




Application forms are now available from Miss Lomas (on the noticeboard outside her office) for the 2016 Roddy Stewart Memorial Award.

This is an award which is given annually to a pupil who shows excellence in one or more areas of the performing expressive arts, encompassing drama, music, song, dance, poetry or prose. It is a major award and one for which entries of a high standard of creativity and performance are invited.

Applicants must be in S4-6 and have spoken to the relevant teachers/departments who will see their performance in advance of auditions, which will take place after Christmas.

We are currently communicating with our many famous and fancy friends to arrange our special panel of judges so don’t miss what could be the perfect opportunity to showcase your talents to some very important people!



Exciting news!

There is a one off screening of the latest National Theatre production of ‘Hamlet‘ starring Benedict Cumberbatch on Thursday 29th October at the Vue cinema. Both Ms Van Exan and Ms Wallace will be there – currently there are still a few tickets left so get yourself along to see what all the hype is about!


On a side note, there is also a live broadcast from London’s Playhouse Theatre of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Sky Arts this Saturday, Halloween, at 9pm.

The performance, which features cameos from Stephen Fry, Mel Giedroyc, Anthony Head and Emma Bunton, will be repeated over the coming weeks in case you miss it so do keep your eyes peeled. You don’t want to miss it – it’s some show!!!

Vox Motus – Dragon 

Our seniors recently travelled to Glasgow to see this wonderful production and were blown away by it. They were lucky enough to have the opportunity for a one on one chat with company director Candice Edmunds and as a thank you, they sent cards with their thoughts on the production to the company. These have just been received and they are over the moon with your responses – see the link below to their Facebook post! 

Break a leg! 

But not literally – as I now know the pain and inconvenience of this!!!

The very best of luck to all of our S4 pupils who will be presenting their Drama  Skills assessment today to a live audience of primary school pupils! 

I am so sorry I am not there to see you all but know you will be absolutely fantastic!!! Be confident, be professional and enjoy it! I can’t wait to see the video evidence once I’m fully recovered! 

Ms W x 


Fancy seeing some new theatre written by local, up and coming talent? Today The Wee Theatre Festival is showcasing just that, with site specific performances across Inverness and beyond. 

One in particular, The Debut, is written by former pupil Jack Reid and performed by current pupil Vicky Macrae. And we can’t wait to go along and support them! 

TODAY, 2pm, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. We’ll be there…. Will you? 

Upcoming shows…

There are a few things up and coming that shouldn’t be missed so here’s our run down…! 

The Higher and NPA will be setting off on a Glasgow adventure to see the spectacular ‘Dragon’ by Vox Motus. Wallace and Van Exan saw this a few years ago and it is utterly mesmerising! We can’t wait to see what you think! A perfect example of meaningful theatre that can tell a story through beautiful movement only – there are NO words in this production, but you won’t miss them! Get a sneak peek here…
Another one for our senior pupils is the brand new National Theatre of Scotland production ‘Our Lady of Perpetual Succour’ – directed by the fab Vicky Featherstone. Adapted from Alan Warner’s brilliant novel, 6 girls on the cusp of change. Love, lust, pregnancy and death all spiral out of control in a single day. Warner’s blisteringly funny dialogue ends in fireworks (literally). It’s a musical play about losing your virginity and finding yourself. 

The National Theatre Live programme – amazing productions streamed live from London and made available for us to watch in Inverness – is looking great. ‘Hamlet’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch and ‘Of Mice and Men’ with Chris O’Dowd and James Franco to name just an exciting few. 

Special mention also to the live screening of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ from the Vaudeville Theatre in October. 

At Christmas we’ll have to go along and support our very talented pupils who are performing in the Eden Court pantomime – Peter Pan! 

For our musical lovers who are still dealing with post show blues after Culloden’s spectacular production of ‘Hairspray’ – there’s a brand new professional tour in town of that very show! 

And that’s a fair amount to be dealing with for now! Let’s get booking!!! 



[image sourced from Eden Court website]

Would you like to star in the local pantomime? Eden Court Theatre are holding junior auditions for their 2015 production of ‘Peter Pan’ – and not just for the usual ‘panto babes’ who sing and dance, but also for the acting roles of John and Michael, who get to fly!!!

Auditions take place at Eden Court, Inverness on Sunday 23rd August 2015 at 9.30am for a 10am start

Full details, including how to register, can be found here…


Former pupil success! 

Congratulations to former Culloden Academy Drama student Jessica Gallagher who has just graduated from The Bridge Acting School in London – we can’t wait to see what comes next for you and wish you the very best of luck! Keep your eyes peeled everyone for this very talented girl! 


Thank you cards

The Culloden Academy puppeteers had a full mail bag today: thank you cards and drawings from  some of the P1 and Nursery audiences that they visited on their tour. There were some lovely comments (and super drawings!) which confirmed that the puppet tour was a resounding success!!!

Our own Rector, Dr Vance, was also super impressed with the feedback and praised the students for their hard work and commitment.

S2380002 Dr Vance

Well done everyone, and we can’t wait for the shadow puppetry Hallowe’en show!


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