The annual Shakespeare festival is a highlight of the Drama programme. Students from all over Otago perform 5 or 15 minute scenes that have been directed by other students or teachers. The festival is about celebrating the work of Shakespeare and performing his works with energy and passion. Winners get to attend a weekend festival in Wellington where experts and practitioners from all over New Zealand run workshops and share knowledge.

2021 Results:

Otago Regional Competition in Dunedin- Term 1

Winners of the Teacher Directed section for “Romeo and Juliet” Act 1,scene 2.

Stage Presence Award: Daniel Honey – Tybalt

National Competition in Wellington-Queen’s Birthday Weekend

Stage Combat Trophy

2020 Results:

King’s placed 1st in the Otago competition for the 15 minute Teacher directed scene and 1st for the student directed 5 minute scene.

2019 Results:

King’s placed 2nd in the Otago competition for the 15 Minute Teacher directed scene and 3rd in the 5 minute student directed scene.

2018 Results:

Placed 2nd in Otago competition for Henry VI, Part I
Act V, scene iii, v, vi

2017 Results:

National Competition in Wellington - Queen’s Birthday Weekend;


Outstanding Presentation from a History Play - King's High School

Outstanding Individual Tragedy Role - Max Beal, King's High School

Regional Competition in Dunedin - Term 1


Winners of the teacher-directed section for “Richard III”, Act 1, Scene 1 

Outstanding Actor Award - Max Beal, King Richard.

For more information contact:

Mr Andrew McKenzie
Teacher in Charge - Drama

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