Mr Alex Bolton BA (Hons), NPQSL, Director of Performing Arts/Head of Year 11
Date you joined the School
What do you do at Bethany?
I teach Drama and also direct the School Productions. I am also Head of Year 11.
What did you do before you came to Bethany?
I worked as a Drama teacher at a school in Medway and before that I worked in Theatre in Education.
What is your favourite novel/music/artist/film and why?
My favourite novel is The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis as it so insightful and highlights the pitfalls of life! My favourite film is The Empire Strikes Back as it was the first film I saw at the cinema and it really inspired my imaginations. My favourite artist is Salvador Dali as I love the way he is able to take every day objects and paint them in an original way.
What is your favourite quotation and why?
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I love its optimism!
What was your favourite subject at school and why?
Other than Drama? I loved English Literature as it allowed me to explore different writing styles and how this can influence an audience.
Why do you like working at Bethany?
I love working at Bethany as at the centre of everything are the pupils and the great things they achieve.
What interests do you have outside Bethany?
I have a young family and I love to spend time with them enjoying camping, cycling and the odd movie night!
What is your favourite childhood memory?
I had a very happy childhood and in particular having my grandparents arrive on Christmas Eve. Seeing their car pull up on the driveway even now reminds me of those happy times.
What is your favourite colour and why?
Blue. I don’t know why!
If you were not doing what you are doing now, what would you like to do?
I would love to be the Artistic Director for the Old Vic.