What an amazing opportunity we had meeting some of the actors from The Royal Shakespeare Company’s highly acclaimed current production of Romeo and Juliet! It was so exciting, as an A level drama student, to get an insight into how professional actors rehearse and get into their role. I was actually surprised to see how similar our drama lessons with Mr Smith are to their exercises and warm ups.
For me, the most interesting thing to see was how the actor playing Lord Capulet took on his role on stage; I met him in the workshop in school and got to see him in this very serious role at the New Theatre. He really captured the character in a way I have never seen and I felt so inspired after the performance. Not only this, but working with them is really helping me with revision for the Drama A2 exam, and I’m happy to say that the biggest part of homework for drama is to see more theatre!
Lucy (Year 13)