This half term the drama department has taken A Level drama students to see several exciting plays. Earlier this half term the group went to the Young Vic to see ‘Blood Wedding’ by Lorca, directed by Yaël Farber. This brand-new adaptation by Marina Carr, which partially transposed the play from its original setting of Andalucía in the 1930s to rural Ireland, used the Romeo and Juliet-esque plot to explore the interaction of violence and honour in a strongly Catholic society. Students also went to the Almeida Theatre to see ‘The Doctor’, adapted and directed by Robert Icke from Schnitzler’s ‘Professor Bernhardi’ and starring Juliet Stevenson as Ruth Wolff, the sharp-witted and strong-willed doctor in charge of a medical institute. The play was a fascinating exploration of objective decision making and its social and political repercussions. Students found both plays engaging and thought-provoking, enriching their drama studies beyond the curriculum.