A group of pupils from Year 10 to Year 13 went to London and saw Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing – a comedy play of misdirection, love and misadventure – on Wednesday 14th March. Bethany is dedicated to learning in and outside of the classroom and it gave English and Drama pupils an opportunity to socialise with different departments.
The pupils were able to see a Shakespeare production in a modern format and performed in a similar setting to how he intended. Year 12 pupil Libby Donegan loved the show. She said: “I couldn’t believe it when the cast came on as superheroes during a masquerade ball scene and the play was really funny.”
English teacher Carly Shapland organised the day, and arranged for the pupils to have some of the best seats in the house in the Globe Theatre. Pupil Daniel Davies, one of our Year 13 Drama Scholars, said: “We often hear how in Shakespeare’s time there were no microphones or stage lights; to see it for real was amazing”.