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Cervantes Theatre trip

Sixth Form Spanish students enjoy London theatre trip

Our sixth form students have shared their reviews of their recent London theatre trip. Firstly the thoughts of our year 13 students:

“Earlier this month we went to see La Casa de Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca, the play we are studying for A-Level, at the Cervantes Theatre in London. It was an amazing day out! It was helpful to listen to Spanish outside of the classroom, meet other students studying the play and to see the play come to life. We were able to immerse ourselves into Lorca’s poetic language and test our listening skills. It was interesting to discuss our different interpretations afterwards on our walking tour of London.

We would recommend this experience to all other language students and we would like to thank Señora Vann and Madame Strudwick for making the day so much fun!”

By Nikita Billa-Patel, Georgia Hathaway, Elise Scotney, Mya Nicolson, Mariana Nisa and Alison Ohene-Djan

Year 12 students shared their review of the trip too: “On the 6th March, the sixth form Spanish students went on a trip to the Cervantes Theatre in London to see a performance of "La Casa de Bernarda Alba" by Federico García Lorca, with Señora Vann and Mme. Strudwick. After taking the train from Rugby and the tube from Euston, we took a walk by the Thames before going to the theatre, which was actually under a train track! 

The play tells the story of a woman called Bernarda and her five daughters in early 20th century Andalucía, in an eight year mourning period after the death of Bernarda's second husband. It was incredibly dramatic to watch, as the story of love, jealousy and prestige unfolded. Each of the characters had a very clear personality, reflected very well in the acting and costume.

As we (the year 12 class) had not studied the play yet, we researched the plot a bit before going and this was quite helpful in understanding what was happening. Despite taking some getting used to in the beginning, the Spanish was surprisingly not as difficult to understand as expected, and improved our comprehension skills. It was a great opportunity to experience the play as a play itself, rather than as a book, and prepared us well for what we will be studying next year.”

by Ansruta Ayyalasomayajula, Edie Henderson-Morrow, Serena Mistry, Hine MacPhearson and Emily Stoddart