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A-level English & Drama group take in powerful Shakespeare play on educational trip

A-level English & Drama group take in powerful Shakespeare play on educational trip

English and Drama pupils at Rydal Penrhos got the opportunity to take in a Shakespearean classic as part of an ongoing learning initiative.

The school’s A-level group travelled to Everyman and Playhouse in Liverpool on Thursday, May 17, where they took in the critically acclaimed play Othello.

Othello, written by William Shakespeare and directed by Gemma Bodinetz, features an all-star cast and has drawn rave reviews from a number of regional and national media outlets.

Cerith Flinn, Marc Elliot, Golda Rosheuvel, Patrick Brennan and Leah Gould were just some of the high-profile names that featured in the powerful story, which revolves around a general of the Venetian army, Othello, whose life and marriage are ruined by a conniving, deceitful, and envious soldier, Iago.

Rydal Penrhos’ English and Drama departments have put on a number of trips throughout the academic year, which give each pupil the chance to learn some vital techniques from industry leaders in preparation for their respective examinations.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “Our English and Drama department, led by the exceptionally passionate Leah Crimes, have enjoyed a rich history of fantastic results in recent years and trips like these have proven to be a very worthwhile learning tool for our A-level candidates.

“It gives them the chance to witness some of the finest play actors in the country in different environments, which aides their overall learning considerably as they look to maximise each experience in the pursuit of examination success.”

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