Drama Staff Profiles

Harriet Agg-Manning achieved a First Class Honours in Drama and Performance at the University of Northumbria and then returned to Devon to study for her PGCE in Secondary Drama. Having taught at St Margaret’s for three years as a Head of her department, Harriet has now embarked on her new role as Head of Drama at King’s. Harriet has a sound knowledge in theatrical make-up, having completed a national diploma. She is a great advocate of ‘physical theatre’ and visited Barcelona to study the methods of the drama practitioner, Lecoq. Harriet believes that English and Drama go hand in hand, as it enables one to explore influential playwrights in both subjects, and is an enthusiast when it comes to Shakespeare, with Hamlet being a personal favourite. Harriet has directed many plays and is looking forward to continuing to do so at King’s College.

Alastair Wood studied Drama with a BA from Royal Holloway, London University, followed by a postgraduate Diploma in Theatre Directing from Drama Studio London. He then went on to work for the Drama Department at the University of Kent for ten years, eventually becoming Head of Production for the School of Drama, Film and Visual Arts. He has worked at Sherborne School running their theatre and teaching, and at University College School in Hampstead. Specialisms include technical theatre, site specific theatre/carnival and directing.

Christopher Hoad has been the Technical Manager at two award-winning performance spaces; one a traditional small theatre in Oxfordshire, the other a contemporary music and arts centre in Kent. Having attained his Bachelors in Sound Art from the University of Brighton, he also studied at postgraduate level in Creative Sound & Media Technologies at Bath Spa University. Alongside managing the technical aspects of venues and theatres, Christopher has worked on a wide variety of site specific events and tours, and has a keen interest in fabrication and technical installation in difficult or non-purpose built performance spaces.

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