On Saturday 30th January a group of drama students from Years 10, 11 and 12 travelled to Stratford-upon-Avon to see the RSC perform ‘Wendy and Peter Pan’, a creative adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s classic tale written for the stage by Ella Hickman and directed by Jonathon Munby. It was a spell-binding performance with a diverse range of stagecraft used in order to create the magical illusion of Wendy, John and Michael’s journey to Neverland with leader of the Lost Boys, Peter Pan.
In this adaptation it is Wendy who is placed at the centre of her own swashbuckling adventure, adjusting the traditional tale whereby Wendy’s main role is to serve as a mother to the Lost Boys. Here she persuades Tink to join her team, befriends the warrior princess Tiger Lily and fights Captain Hook into the jaws of a remarkably agile crocodile.
We admired greatly the aerial artistry of the performers and the incredible range of special effects created through set, costume, lighting and projection. Back in the classroom we are preparing our written material for the live theatre reviewing element of our exam papers at GCSE and AS. Never has exam preparation been such a delight! Thanks go to the staff who accompanied the trip.