Performing Arts Trip to London
The last day of term was finally here and it was time for students to set off on the joint Art & Design, Photography, Graphics, Music and Drama trip to London.
It was a beautiful warm day in the capital and the Music and Drama students had time before the matinee to visit Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden before heading for the Adelphi Theatre in the Strand to see ‘Waitress’ – we were initially a little worried as students were being told that our seats were unavailable, the upper circle was closed for maintenance…but then relieved and delighted to find that we had been upgraded to fantastic seats in the centre of the front row of the dress circle – practically the best seats in the theatre!
The show was amazing – Lucie Jones newly appointed to the lead of Jenna, the best pie baker in town, was brilliant, she is a great comic actress and a powerful singer whose solos had us in tears of laughter and sadness at different times. Comic relief came in the role of Ogie played by ‘Inbetweener’ Blake Harrison and Jenna’s two best friends were fabulous. Everybody really enjoyed the performance and we would thoroughly recommend it if you’re in London this summer.
Staff really appreciated the mature behaviour of all students who went on the trip; mostly first years – but we did have some second years enjoying one last trip with WQE before they move onto University and Acting School.