On the 19th September, fifty-five students and four members of staff journeyed to Southampton to see Stephan Daldry’s adaptation of J. B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls at the Mayflower Theatre.
It was a fantastic opportunity for students to see one of their GCSE texts - which they will commence studying after Christmas - performed live. The students appeared to really enjoy their first experience of Priestley’s work, with many a gasp and ‘ooo’ at tense and exciting parts of the play, especially when Shelia took off and then threw her engagement ring at Gerald!
Mrs Clark, Mrs Powell, Mr Morris and Ms Costar were all really impressed with how the students conducted themselves, both in the theatre and on the journey, with the theatre staff commenting on how our students - despite being younger than lots of other students there - were well mannered and how their enthusiasm and excitement was so rewarding for them to see.
“My favourite part of the play was the twist at the end” Rhys
“My favourite part was the way at the end it sent chills through my whole body. I am so glad I went!” Ben