Wigan Grammar School
Dramatic Society

One of the admirable features of our education at W.G.S. was that we were taught by individuals willing to give up some of their own time, in no small measure, to organising out of school activities, and we owe them a great deal for that. One of these activities was the periodic presentation of a school theatrical performance of a play or operetta which added a bit of spice to school life.

The 350th aniversary in 1947 prompted an enthusiastic member of staff to suggest that several of his colleagues should write and produce a number of original plays, depicting scenes from different periods in the development of the School. This inspired the staff, and there followed a series of plays after the 1947 celebration, beginning with Mr Savigny's production of Shakespeares 'Julius Caesar' in January 1948.