Wicked in the West End

Performing Arts students in years 10 to 13 recently spent a weekend in London where they had the opportunity to watch the musical Wicked and then to meet with some of the cast.  They also visited the Victoria & Albert (V&A) museum, took in a lot of the sights and enjoyed some of the Royal Jubilee displays.

The aim of the trip was to give the students the chance to watch some live theatre in heart of theatre land and to show our aspiring young performers what they can aim for. Following the performance of Wicked our students met with some of the cast and had the chance to act out a scene between Elphiba and Glinda during a drama workshop, followed by a thirty-minute Q&A with an actor from the current show.

It also gave our students the opportunity to visit the Capital on one of the most eventful weekends of the year, to take in the sights and sounds of some of the Royal Jubilee celebrations including the flypast!

Mrs Wilson, Head of Performing Arts at Ysgol Aberconwy said, “I’m really grateful that after a long stint away from live theatre due to Covid, we are now able to organize and go on events which help enrich students’ experiences of their curriculum.  Working with some of the professional companies of Wicked was really insightful.  The students behaved brilliantly in and around London, and were a real pleasure to take away.”