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Students Take the Stage at Covent Garden theatre

Drama students had the opportunity to work with professional theatre-makers when they took part in workshops run by the prestigious Donmar Warehouse Theatre in Covent Garden.

The lower sixth BTEC Performing Arts (Acting) students were invited to join the theatre’s Take The Stage project to create their own piece of performance work based on the theme Perceptions, in response to the play The Way of the World.

In a series of workshops held over two months, both in the West End and at College, they worked with theatre-makers Joseph Hancock and Ruby Thompson from the Donmar Theatre, where stars such as Lenny Henry, Gemma Arterton, Dominic West, Janet McTeer, Una Stubbs and many more have performed.

On Friday 18th May, they performed their finished piece on the Donmar stage alongside students from two London schools and another college who had also been invited to take part in the workshops.

Drama tutor Viccki Beck said: “Our students had a brilliant time. It was an excellent opportunity to develop their acting skills, experience, and to work with professionals from a highly regarded theatre.

“The project is part of an ongoing relationship with the Donmar that develops both professional performance and an engagement with the world of professional theatre work.

“The aim of the workshops was to create a performance that is a response to one of the productions that was part of the Donmar’s season, and our piece was based on the play The Way of the World.”

Creative Arts & Media Faculty Leader Brian Martin said: “The students who took part did amazingly well – they were great representatives of our College.”

Photos: Cameron Slater


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