Robinson Academy of Drama Annual Show ‘The Third Reel’, 2016

Eastbourne Music and Arts Festival 2018 News!

Our students achieved extremely well this year as always.

All were winners and all behaved respectfully and supportively to all around them, full of good spirit and fun.

The adjudicator said it was the warmest, most inclusive festival she had been to and was very taken with the performance for enjoyment non competitive classes which was the idea that we put forward to the committee 2 years ago along with Christine Stanley the teacher from Seaford Youth Theatre group.

Our students were placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd (and received very high marks across the board regardless if they were placed) in the following classes:

Poetry Recital age 7-9 years and 10-12 years and received 2nd joint place in the under 7’s.

Our students were placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Acting age under 12 years (in a very large class) and 13-15 years (in a large class), and 1st and 3rd in the Acting over 16 years.

Our over 12 Tuesday girls won a trophy for highest mark in Play Acting with 88 marks. 

Our Friday group 3 students won their Mime section with 88 marks, and our Friday group 4 received a trophy and 90 marks for their extremely moving Devised Play written by themselves based on theme of Kinderstransport.

Both Duo Improvisation classes aged 13-15 years and under 12 years were won by our students.

The Duo Mime students came 2nd in both age groups 13-15 years and under 12 years.

Our Solo Mime students were placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in a large class.

Story Telling came in 2nd place.

Our students solo trophy achievements included Original verse 88 marks, highest Solo Acting mark 90 marks, highest Shakespeare mark 90 marks and highest Improvisation mark 88 marks. 

Diary Dates 2018

TERM 4: Starts back on 19th February. Break up for Easter holidays on Thursday March 29th.

Friday 25th February: Final date for LAMDA exam slips to be returned with payment.

Saturday 17th March: Annie Play group LAMDA exam rehearsal 8.45-9.45am.

Saturday 24th March: Friday group 3 (6.15-7.15pm group) LAMDA group devised drama exam rehearsal 8.45-9.45am.

Sunday 25th March: LAMDA exam rehearsal (see exam letter).

Thursday March 29th: Break up for Easter holidays.

10th and 11th April: EASTER ‘COMEDY & IMPRO’ WORKSHOPS

If you would like to book a place for your child on our Easter Workshops ‘Comedy and Impro!’ Please email me directly.

Under 10’s 10am-12 £10 a session. 8 places each session.

Over 10’s ‘Comedy, Shakespeare and Impro!’ 1pm-4pm £15 a session. 6 places each session.

Sunday 15th April: LAMDA exam rehearsal (see exam letter).

TERM 5: Starts back on Monday 16th April.

Saturday 21st / Sunday 22nd April: LAMDA EXAMS

Sunday 20th May 2018: Involving Wednesday over 11 Boys, Thursday over 12 Girls and Friday over 13 Girls. Hearing Resource performance at the Town Hall/ Eastbourne from 1pm to 5pm, with a view to start at 2pm. Additional production in Lewes possible. No date or venue has been arranged as yet but they are aiming for the week before i.e. Sunday 13th May.

Saturday 26th May: Break up for May half term holiday

TERM 6: Starts back on Monday June 4th.

SUMMER SHOW/FESTIVAL ‘ROBIN AROUND THE WORLD’ – 7/8th July 2018. This will take place at the EODS centre on the 7/8th July. There will be four performances at 2pm and 5pm on both days and an open mic night for the students and their families at 7pm on the Sunday. A raffle for charity and we will be selling food from around the world. Our whole group will be divided into 4 groups and will each get to perform in one of the shows. As there will be less students in each show, the students will each get to showcase more of their work including festival and exam pieces if they wish too. The Festival will celebrate our 5 years and focus on plays, music and characters from countries around the world. We have decided to do a show at The Hippodrome every other year.

BREAK UP FOR SUMMER: Saturday 14th July 2018.

Reminder about Fees

TERM 4 is a 6 week term for students who attend lessons Monday-Thursday and a 5 week term for students who attend lessons Friday and Saturday.

Fees will be paid termly for ALL venues. This includes the EAD.


All Monday – Thursday students – £36.

Friday and Saturday students – £30 (it’s only a 5 week term for these students due to EASTER). 

Friday under 9’s 3.45-4.30pm – £27.50 (as their lesson is slightly shorter their session will be £5.50).

Girls 13 and over Fridays 7.15-8.45 £35.

I’m afraid I am going to have to get stricter about payment as this year I received too many wrong cheques, and some very late payments and in a few cases no payment. Some groups have started charging late payment, I really don’t want to do this, it’s not in my or our groups nature, so please be respectful and follow the steps below.


TERM 4: PLEASE PAY BY 25th FEBRUARY by BACS OR handed to me in cash on the first lesson of each term. NO CHEQUES AS I AM STILL GETTING WRONG TITLE ON THE CHEQUE.




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