On the afternoon of the 20th September, Mr Crump took the 6.1s studying English to the Watermill Theatre in Newbury to see a production of ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’. The Oscar Wilde adaptation was superb, with an all-female cast which combined the seriousness of the original Classic with some contemporary slapstick humour.
The play demonstrated the key themes of the novel brilliantly in a performance which both the students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed. Despite not studying this text for A Level, it was an educational experience for everyone who went, as the novel signified an important landmark in the history of English literature.
On the 5th October, we will return to the Watermill Theatre for a performance of Joe Orton’s world-renowned play ‘Loot’.
Report by Xavier and Will, 6.1s