The school dramatic society put on one or two stage shows each year. In later years the girls of Aldershot County
High School also played a part. Latin master, Thomas Grosch (Nuncs) records in his
autobiography that when he first arrived at F.G.S. in September 1943, stage
productions were limited to Christmas cabarets (duly censored) but he was keen to produce plays on
the school stage. However war time shortages of materials caused difficulties and the first proper
drama was not staged until circa 1947. It was ‘The Ghost Train’ by Arnold Ridley for which
Pascoe constructed the set and Nuncs spent a day at Cosham railway station recording train noises. Every part was
taken by a grammar school boy including the role of A bride on honeymoon. Following
productions included Treasure Island and Emile.
In 1950 The Jab arrived as the new headmaster and promptly abolished the fledging Dramatic Society, allegedly because he took an immediate dislike to Nuncs, and it was not resurrected until Dr. Booy arrived in 1957.
Productions during that later period were
1962 : Tom Sawyer.
|1962 : Trial by Jury.
|1963 : A Man for all Seasons - Programme|
|1964 : Noyes Fludde||1964 : She Stoops to Conquer||1965 : The Reluctant Doctor.|
1965 : The Browning Version.
|1966 : Hobsons Choice||1968 : The Crucible|