X24 – Romeo & Juliet Wednesday 27th February 2019

X24 will be attending a performance of Romeo & Juliet at The Grand Theatre, Blackpool on Wednesday 27th February. We will be leaving school at 10am and aim to return to XP by 7pm. Students will need to bring a packed lunch that will be eaten on arrival in Blackpool and also have some further food to snack on during the return journey. We will keep you updated during the day through the school website.

Next week Year 8 students in their Drama X-block will be having a dress rehearsal for their Presentation of Learning where they will be presenting scenes from Romeo and Juliet. As a result we would appreciate if students could bring a change of dark coloured clothes on the day they have Drama (if possible on a coat hanger) and then leave these clothes in school after the dress rehearsal as their costume for the evening.

The final Presentation of Learning will be held on 20th July at 5.30pm.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Mrs Batty and Miss Robinson.

Globe 2As part of Year 8’s next expedition entitled ‘Rebellion’ we have organised a visit to see a production of Romeo and Juliet at the Globe Theatre in London on Wednesday 10 May. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is built near to the site of the original theatre made famous by Shakespeare and his company who performed many of the bard’s plays for the first time at this venue in the 17th Century! The performance venue has been reconstructed in the style of an Elizabethan theatre and captures the magic and excitement of this period. This is an amazing opportunity for our students to see a live theatre performance in one of the world’s greatest and most sought after venues.

Globe 1We will leave at 8.00am on Wednesday 10 May, travel down to London by coach and watch a matinee performance at 2pm of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. We will return straight after the performance and arrive back in Doncaster at approximately 9.30pm, traffic permitting.Students will need to bring a packed lunch for the journey down to London and either another packed lunch or some money for the services on the way home. Any students who may suffer from travel sickness need to take medication before we leave and have additional medication to take for the journey home.

Rebellion Final Products

The Rebellion expedition culminated when students produced their own answer to the guiding question: “Is it ever right to rebel?” either in the style of Gillian Wearing or taking inspiration from Bob Dylan’s video for the single Subterranean Homesick Blues.

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