Twenty 2nde students went to London for a wonderful theater experience, accompanied by Ms Yuill and Mrs Bethell. We stayed at St Paul’s Youth Hostel, an ideal location in central London. The trip is aimed at giving students an immersion into a variety of theatrical genres, from comedy to West End musical to more classical drama.This year we saw a fabulous new musical about identity, Everyone’s talking about Jamie, an hilarious slapstick Comedy about a Bank Robbery, an Arthur Miller play, set during the great depression, The American Clock, and finally a mixed media piece performed in the Natural History Museum, The Wider Earth, which told the story of a young Charles Darwin, through acting, puppetry and projections, using a revolving set. In addition to our theater visits, the whole group took part in two days of exciting workshops with a Director and Choreographer from The Anna Fiorentini Theatre and Film School. During the full day workshops the students learned group choreographies and devised an innovative piece of dance/drama based on the story of Jekyll and Hyde. They gave a fantastic performance at the end of the two days. We also managed to fit in a visit to Goldsmiths University, including a drama workshop, campus tour and Q & A session. Other activities were a walk along the Thames to The Globe Theatre, where we saw an exhibition and demonstrations of sword fighting and how to wear Elizabethan costumes. The trip was a huge success and the students who took part commented it was “incredible”, “memorable”, “amazing” and the “best trip ever”.
The theatre trip for 2ndes has been running for seven years, and long may it continue!
Kirsty Yuill, ASEICA theatre
(Trip from the 19-23 February, 2019)