The school has a rich tradition in the Performing Arts and students have the opportunity to engage in a range of performances from serious drama to musical theatre. Our international musical production this year is 'The Phantom of the Opera'. Members of the cast will travel to West Point, Virginia in October, to perform with the students from West Point High School. These will be followed by the home performances here in the Nye Hall Performing Arts Centre in November.
The Grand Day production this year will be a performance of 'Fame', our first ever Junior Musical. The school will once again be participating in the National Theatre Connections Festival with performances at the school in March and at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, in May. Year 13 performing arts students will write the traditional Christmas Pantomime which will be performed by members of the Upper 6th to the whole school after Christmas Dinner.
A number of Dukies have gone into the performing arts after leaving DOYRMS like Anthony Thatcher who is a senior choreographer for Trinity Laban and returns to the school to give dance workshops. Other Dukie professionals include John Bowler (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), Ramon Tikaram (TV and film) and Josh Flynn who is a new member of the Royal Marines Military Band.