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Westminster Academy Trust

Douay Martyrs Year 9 & 10 Drama Event: 'Treasure Island'

Today, the Year 9 and 10 Drama students had the privilege of digitally watching The Royal National Theatre's production of 'Treasure Island' through the school's access to 'The National Theatre On Demand in Schools' facility.

The National Theatre explains...

"It’s a dark and stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

Bryony Lavery's adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of swashbuckling adventure is brought to life in Polly Findlay's thrilling production."

65 students, some of whom had never been to theatre, had the opportunity to watch this epic adventure on the big screen in the Main  Hall. This viewing not only gave the students an opportunity to submerge themselves in the fantastical world of Pirates; it also enlightened them on the awesome stage craft involved in devising this project. Furthermore, the production will also be a stimulus for future lessons in which students will be focusing on written approaches to Live Theatre Analysis.

It really was a brilliant production that was enjoyed by all, and a real tribute to the power of theatre and the imagination!