As part of our Performing Arts provision, a groups of students from across Year 9 to Sixth Form attended a performance of ‘The Woman in Black at The Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham.

The play has been receiving rave reviews with Birmingham Live pointing out that the stage version of Susan Hill’s book differs from the original text, and the 2012 film adaptation, in that it’s set out like a play within a play, but: “The story is compelling… I think that’s what I loved most of all”.

Similarly, the Reviews Hub said: “ The story is undeniably haunting. The play itself has a good few tricks up its sleeve, ready to keep the audience gasping in shock steadily throughout the two-hour production. This week at The Alexandra is no different.”

Richard Hughes, Head of Drama, said: “We recognise that taking our students to see top-drawer performances like this opens their eyes not only to the performers on stage, but also the wider stagecraft of lighting, sound, special effects and more besides. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the trip and we’ll look to run similar trips as there is no doubt our students will lap them up.”