We are delighted to offer your son/daughter the opportunity to see the play, ‘Noughts and Crosses’, at York Theatre Royal. This play is a dramatic adaptation of an award winning novel by Malorie Blackman (see review below). Seeing this fantastic performance should prove to be a stimulating, exciting educational experience that will provide groundwork for the study of GCSE drama-based Literature texts in Year 10.
Brief review: ‘This gripping Romeo and Juliet story, by acclaimed writer Malorie Blackman, and adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz, is a captivating drama of love, revolution and what it means to grow up in a divided world. Voted as one of the UK’s best-loved books, Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses is a true modern classic. ‘Noughts and Crosses’ follows Pilot Theatre’s acclaimed production of Brighton Rock.
The date for the trip is Tuesday 2 April 2019. The performance is in the evening and begins at 7.30pm. Students will be leaving the College (Normanby site) at 4.00pm. They will travel to York by coach. To provide an opportunity for eating we will be visiting McDonald’s at Monkscross prior to the performance so pupils will either need to bring money to purchase food or, alternatively, bring their own packed ‘meal’. The meal break will be fully supervised by staff. If students wish, they can also bring money to purchase refreshments during the interval or bring their own.
Students will be leaving the theatre at approximately 9.30pm and will return to the College by approximately 11.15pm, where they must have made arrangements to be collected by a parent/carer. As the performance is on an evening, students can change into non-uniform before we depart, but should dress smartly and are advised to bring coats. The cost of the trip is £18 which needs to be paid by Friday 15 March. A £5 deposit is required to secure a place on the trip, or the full amount can be paid straight away.
There may be occasions when your son/daughter will be out of the direct sight of a member of College staff. They will, however, have access to staff at designated meeting points and will be equipped with staff mobile phone numbers in case of emergencies. This is classed as “remote supervision”.
If you are happy for you son/daughter to attend this trip, please complete and return the attached reply slip. If you have any further questions about this trip, please do not hesitate to contact me at the College.
Mr Chris Firth
Teacher of English