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8 July 2009

FRCA GCSE Group visit the National Theatre in London

On Friday 3rd July the FRCA GCSE group travelled to London for the weekend to watch several short performances from youth groups across the country as part of the National Theatres' Youth Connections Event.

The group stayed at London's Kings College, which is a stones throw away from the Theatre situated on the banks of the Thames, and watched 2 shows on the Friday evening called "The Things She Sees" and "The Seance". After watching these the group strolled along the Embankment, underneath the London Eye before returning back to their accomodation for the night.

On Saturday the group had a back stage tour of the National Theatre where they found out how the theatre works behind the scenes and how props and scenery is made. They then walked over to Buckingham Palace and then over to Trafalger Square where they came across the Gay Pride event. After watching this for a while the group made their way to Covent Gareden for more shopping before finding somewhere for tea.

Saturday evening saw the group watch 2 further performances which were called "The Vikings and Darwin", and then the most impressive of them all "Six Parties". Lisa then led some of the group to become street statues, inspired by the street entertainers they had seen during the day. Sammy, Becky and Kyra stood still for nearly 30 minutes and caused some interest from passers by, and Caine became Elvis every time someone put a coin in his cup. Great Fun!!

Sunday the group did more shopping in Camden Market before they returned home to Hull after a thoroughly enjoyable trip.

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