Upper Transits and Shell Drama and English Literature trip to see Macbeth
14th February 2019
This is to give details of the Shell and Upper Transits Literature and Drama trip to the Watermill Theatre on 5th March to see Macbeth which is a compulsory text on the GCSE Literature syllabus.
The Watermill Theatre website explains:
‘In times of uncertainty, power is within reach for those with the strength and courage to seize it. A ruthless, violent struggle for power leads to a devastating coup. Fuelled by greed, ambition and desire, the Macbeths will stop at nothing to survive.
Blazing with tension, energy and passion in their boldest production to date. Inspired by the fierce sounds of Johnny Cash, The xx and The Rolling Stones, The Watermill’s resident Shakespeare company fuse electrifying actor-musicianship with Shakespeare’s thrilling tragedy.’
The performance starts at 7.30pm and we will leave at 5.45pm to be sure of arriving in plenty of time as the A34 can be challenging at this time of night. Please can day girls bring a packed supper and we will provide supper for boarders.
The Windmill Theatre have advised that the exact running time won’t be confirmed until rehearsals start after half term. Shakespeare performances can be up to 3 hours so to be on the safe side we will estimate an 11.30pm return in the hope that it will be sooner. Girls will be told as soon as we know and obviously they will be able to communicate on the night should timings change. Should girls wish to board at school for the evening (for £20), please indicate this on the reply form. Beds will be allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis.
The cost of the trip will be approximately £33, including the ticket and coach transport. It will be added to the bill at the end of the term.
With many thanks for your continued support of the school theatre trips. They really do help to bring drama to life from the page and will hopefully add to your daughter’s overall understanding of the play.