Literature, theatre and
All year round
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performing arts Tour
About the tour
This tour aims to explore the creative depth of the English language through its writers, poets and playwrights. Students will begin by practising and applying real West End choreography routines and stage combat techniques taught by professional dancers and actors. Then on to the historic Roman town of Bath to explore the life and work of Jane Austen; dressing up in regency costume, writing with a quill pen and immersing themselves in England's Georgian period. In addition, students will visit the home of Charles Dickens as it was 150 years ago and take part in a workshop that investigates the author, his work, his famous characters and the Victorian period that inspired his greatest novels. At The British Library, students will see, first hand, a collection of some of the world's most valuable written material, including Leonardo Da Vinci's notebooks, Shakespeare's manuscripts and the original issue of the Magna Carta. Students will be immersed in all things Shakespeare, from the Globe Theatre in London to his childhood home in Stratford upon Avon and examine his work through customized workshops led by literature academics, culminating in a performance by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Discover and explore the literary worlds and work of Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Sherlock Holmes and Jane Austen.
Learn first hand about working in the entertainment industry with a Q and A session with cast members of The Lion King.
Soak up the British culture as the students are taken on a culinary tour that includes the classic Sunday roast dinner, fish and chips, pie and mash and of course the classic English breakfast.
Take in a West End show of your choice at a Famous West End theatre.
Join a backstage tour of a West End theatre and learn about what goes on behind the scenes.
Discover the magic of film making at the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour.
Be guided through a cooking class at the famous Jamie Oliver Cooking School.