Drama pupils at Rydal Penrhos are set to benefit from a series of educational trips leading up to the Christmas break.
The excursions have been designed to enhance the learning of each pupil by watching some of the most renowned actors in the country on stage during a series of live performances.
The GCSE and A-level groups will travel to Storyhouse Chester to witness the critically acclaimed ‘Things I Know To Be True’, which tells the story of a family and marriage through the eyes of four grown siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents’ love and expectations.
This will be swiftly followed by a Lower Sixth trip to The Lyric Theatre in Salford, where they will take in the outstanding Rufus Norris production of Cabaret, which also features Olivier award nominee, WhatsOnStage award winner and pop sensation Will Young in the role of Emcee.
The same group also will visit the Quay Theatre in mid-November for the Splendid Productions adaptation of ‘Metamorphosis’, which centres on the character Gregor Samsa and how his life alters following an altercation with an insect.
Year 7 and 8 close out the schedule at Theatr Clwyd in Mold, where they are sure to be in the festive spirit after viewing Sleeping Beauty – The rock and roll pantomime.
It promises to be a busy few weeks for the department, with an announcement surrounding next spring’s highly anticipated Dramatic Society performance set to be announced in the near future.
This half term also sees the return of the Inter-Boarding House Drama competition, with Netherton hoping to defend their crown after taking home the 2016 title.