This week saw 45 Year 10-11 Performing Arts students enjoy an exciting trip to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre to see ‘A Christmas Carol’.

Aside from being an important aspect of the Performing Arts course, watching this performance in such an inspiring venue was a fantastic experience for the students.

They particularly enjoyed the creativity with which the RSC re-imagined the classic Dickens tale through the incorporation of the author into the narrative, and the addition of choral singing and dancing.

Other highlights were the spooky and baffling special effects, the dynamic and complex set changes, and the odd contemporary political joke.

Richard Hughes, Head of Drama, said: “The students were impeccable throughout the evening and hugely enjoyed taking in the performance which they can directly apply to their written assignments, as well as learn lessons for their practical performances. We are all very proud of the performing arts tradition at the school and this trip very much feeds into this ethos.”