Year 7 trip to watch MacbethPosted on: 22/09/2021
A proud moment for our Year 7 students as they represented Blenheim at Epsom Playhouse this week to see Macbeth.
Beginning in the centre of Epsom, 220 Year 7 students gathered in their tutor groups. The excitement was clear on the students’ faces as we all walked through Epsom Town creating the longest line the public had ever seen! Proudly walking into the Playhouse, students were seated and ready to experience the live action performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Taking over Epsom Playhouse, Blenheim students filled the theatre. With snacks at the ready, the curtains opened, and the performance began. A full-cast production set in the murky Dark Ages where love, politics and witchcraft collide, students witnessed sorcery, ghostly apparitions, and spectacular sword fights!
Year 7 students will study Macbeth in English this year and whilst some areas were challenging to understand, students responded well, and this provided rich discussion during the interval. With many students now excited to learn more about Macbeth, Shakespeare has sparked inspiration. One year 7 student said that “it was an amazing experience” and they “cannot wait for the next theatre trip”. Epsom Playhouse reported that “students were polite, well-mannered and represented the school well”.
It was great to see the students’ enthusiasm, especially after a difficult two years of lockdown, online learning and isolation.
Well done to our year 7 students who represented the school in an exemplary manner. The English department is looking forward to running future trips.