In the week before half term, 21 students visited London to attend a musical theatre tour as part of their courses in performing arts. The trip was designed to give an insight into working in the musical theatre industry. An exciting part of the trip was watching the performances of two contrasting musicals, Les Miserables and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Another highlight was visiting the famous Pineapple Dance Studio in Covent Garden where the group took part in workshops taught by professionals currently working in the West End. The students enjoyed learning some choreography danced by the Oompa-Loompas in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and were inspired by meeting two members of the cast of Les Miserables, one of which is currently playing the role of Fantine. The workshop linked to Les Miserables explored characterisation through levels of status and improvisation. For some members of the group this was their first visit to the capital so we managed to find the time to do some sightseeing too.

"It was an amazing experience, I have learnt so much about the industry and learnt so many new techniques to help me in my GCSEs and for the future." - Helen

I really enjoyed watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and seeing how they use different equipment for props." - Emily

I thought it was a great experience and I enjoyed all of it. I loved the production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory it was fun and enjoyable to watch. I also liked looking around London and taking photos. - Juliet


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