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Creative Arts Trip to London

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Drama in London

The GCSE drama group were up bright and early to catch the bus to London on Friday morning. Ms Charleston would have been even earlier if the clutch hadn’t gone on her car! So at 5am, a little bleary around the edges, we set off on our adventure. 

The students were booked to take part in a drama workshop at Pineapple Studios. We eagerly looked out for celebrities and apparently “The woman from Coronation Street” was spotted. We were totally star struck. The theatre company Frantic Assembly choreographed the movement for the show we were going to see in the evening and our two hour bespoke workshop focused on physical theatre a performance style used by Frantic Assembly.   The workshop was led by Adam from Theatre Workout.  The students thoroughly enjoyed it and took away several ideas for their Unit 3 performance project.  

We had a quick photo opportunity at Trafalgar Square with fountains, lions and the National Gallery as a back drop and then we walked back to Covent Garden to meet up with the Art students for food and shopping. Suitably refreshed we all made our way to see “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time“ at the Gielgud theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue. Based on the Mark Haddon novel, this stage adaptation was a truly spectacular show with an engaging story and stunning technical elements.

As we made our way home Jayda and Emily were still wide awake at 3am, chatting excitedly about the show.  Moments like this make it all worth it.  Well done Year 11 - it was a pleasure being up with you for 26 hours and thank you to all the parents for being awake to collect your children so promptly.

Ms Charleston

Head of Creative Arts

Richard Lander School