A large number of Drama pupils at Rydal Penrhos got the chance to improve their learning thanks to two special trips.
The separate events are part of an ongoing initiative by the school’s thriving department to give each pupil the chance to observe some of the best actors in the country at various plays and musicals throughout the academic year, and Year 10-12 pupils paid a visit to Theatr Clwyd in Mold on Tuesday, September 11 to take in The Thirty Nine Steps.
The 39 Steps, which played for nine years in London’s West End and is based on the screenplay from Alfred Hitchcock and John Burton, has been described as “a brilliant, fast-moving spoof” and includes legendary scenes such as the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first ever theatrical bi-plane crash and a death-defying finale.
This was followed by another theatre trip on Thursday, September 13, which saw a group make the short journey to Venue Cymru in Llandudno to witness The Play That Goes Wrong.
The award-winning comedy was packed with finely-tuned farce and Buster Keaton inspired slapstick delivered with split-second timing and ambitious daring.
The play introduces The ‘Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’ who are attempting to put on a 1920s’ murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong, does.
Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “These trips are a fantastic way for our young Drama pupils to observe and take note of how experienced professionals perform on stage, and hopefully this is going to stand them in extremely good stead in the coming months ahead of their exam performances.”