Mon 11th Dec 2017

Students visit the Globe in London

 

On the 9th July, a bus load of students travelled to Shakespeare’s Globe in London to watch Romeo and Juliet.

The day as a whole, was a great trip. Being allowed to look around the area was brilliant and we could see different landmarks that are famous in London. When walking into the theatre itself, we could immediately see how amazing the building was and the stage was decorated to suit the play.

The performance started with a bang, quite literally. As soon as the actors began to speak, we were already intrigued. The audience were laughing constantly throughout the play. The music and effects playing a key part in the story. The actors also played their roles not just on stage but within the crowd as well which really engaged everyone and made us feel involved.

The show was a mixture of old and new. The old being the language and the setting but the new using more modern styles within the play. An example of this was a scene which included the song ‘YMCA.’ This made everyone join in with the singing and dancing. Although this seemed strange, this set the tone for the rest of the play.

As the story progressed, the effects and sounds became even better. The twist and changes in the plot made this production incredible and worked amazingly well. One of my favourite examples of this is the person playing Mercutio was a woman when usually it is a man. This made the character different but still made a massive impact. The actress was very good and portrayed a really convincing character.

Each performance from every cast member was filled with passion and so much emotion that it was very believable. Towards the end the characters began to sing with so much feeling that some eyes started to water. As the play concluded emotions were running high. The cheers the cast and musicians received were really loud and continued for what seemed like forever.

The play was so amazing that I couldn’t stop talking about it and I would definitely see it again (maybe without the standing) and would highly recommend to everyone on matter if it would benefit you or not. This day has been brilliant with the thanks to the staff that have helped and all the students themselves. 5/5 stars for not just the show but this whole experience. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world and would do it again in a heartbeat.

 

Katie Year 10