Staff and students of the Sixth Form ventured into London as a group to see a live production of “The Woman in Black”. For some of us, this was also the first time we had actually been to the theatre! The evening commenced with all of us congregating outside the Fortune Theatre in Covent Garden where we eagerly awaited to go inside. Once seated the play began and from that moment on, our eyes were transfixed on the actors who retold the thrilling tale. The drama was exciting, yet somewhat frightening with the unexpected appearance of this young ghostly faced woman being the main source of terror. There were clear elements of comic relief inserted into the play, which broke the high levels of intensity. The fifteen minute interval allowed everyone to talk about the play and indulge in some of the refreshments that were on sale. It was agreed by all that the second half of the live production was much more entertaining than the first, as this was the time where the main plot of the play was exposed.
On a personal note, being an English A Level student I study a variety of dramas, therefore it was nice to finally see a play come alive on the stage. Overall the trip to the theatre was a really enjoyable way to spend a Wednesday evening. I would thoroughly recommend staff and students to capitalise on the chance to visit the theatre. Will you be scared? Let me know!