'Atmospheric' theatre trip for Year 11

'Atmospheric' theatre trip for Year 11

On Tuesday 27 February, 60 Year 11 students travelled to The Globe Theatre in London and enjoyed an 'atmospheric' performance of 'Much Ado about Nothing', as English teacher Miss Powell writes:

"Imagine the scene, it’s 1612, the first performance of Much Ado About Nothing at The Globe; heavy snow, the groundlings huddle together, snowflakes on their heads, shoulders, noses, nobody moves, such is the spell. We hold our breath as Hero’s voice rings round the great wooden O. Will Claudio get his girl? Will Beatrice and Benedick stop arguing for long enough to realise they’re in love?

The English Department trip today was cold, but atmospheric, transporting us back to Elizabethan London with a fine performance by ‘Playing Shakespeare’, a modern interpretation which packed a punch. Students enjoyed the physical farce and quick repartee, whilst deepening their understanding of key themes and ideas which will support them in their GCSE Literature exam too. What better way to spend a snowy Tuesday afternoon?"