Just some of the highlights…

Romeo and Juliet at Blenheim Palace.

Europe’s first-ever pop up Shakespearean theatre arrives at Blenheim Palace for summer 2019. We will arrive at lunchtime, giving us the opportunity to explore the palace, see the Shakespeare village and prepare for the evening performance.

The pop up theatre at Blenheim Palace.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare), Regent’s Park, London

Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, set in an enchanted forest with fairies, sparring lovers and a group of amateur actors who are putting on a play…

The award-winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is a London landmark – a firm fixture of summer in the city, providing a cultural hub in the beautiful surroundings of a Royal Park. Situated in the beautiful surroundings of a Royal Park, both its stage and auditorium are entirely uncovered. The theatre is celebrated for its bold and dynamic productions

See the open air performance in London after a day of sightseeing.

 

Enjoy a picnic in Regent’s Park with plenty of time to chat about the performance and the plans for the rest of the week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lewis Carroll Day

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, widely beloved British children’s book by Lewis Carroll, published in 1865. With its fantastical tales and riddles, it became one of the most popular works of English-language fiction. Discover the places that inspired the enchanting story of a little girl following a White Rabbit down a rabbit-hole into a  magical Wonderland. The main character was inspired by Alice Liddell, the 10-year-old daughter of H.G. Liddell, the dean of Christ Church College. Lewis Carroll was a mathematics lecturer at the college when he first met Alice. During a boat trip on the River Thames Lewis told Alice and her sisters a story about a girl named Alice who was looking for adventures… and so the story began.

We go punting, just like Carroll did when he first thought of the stories.

We will visit the places which inspired the stories and drop by the Alice Museum. To bring us back to the 21st century, we will watch the films in the evening.

Macbeth at Oxford Castle

Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.

Of course, you will be able to follow the exciting plot because we have the workshop in the morning and the projects n the afternoon.

Harry Potter Sunday (two Sundays)

Did you know that many of the scenes from Harry Potter were filmed in Oxford. We will visit those places and then go to the Warner Brothers Studio Tour.

The studios are just an hour away by coach.

We see the performances of the two part play at a major London theatre.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Austen Day

In the morning, we visit Bath. When Jane Austen made this city her home, from 1801 to 1806, the city was a thriving spa resort, popular with fashionable society. In the afternoon, we will go to Dashwood. West Wycombe Park is one of the country’s leading film  and  TV locations; its picturesque exterior and lavish interiors have featured in many acclaimed productions including Downton Abbey, Cranford Chronicles and Vanity Fair. We will see a production of Pride and Prejudice.

A trip to Bath is even more interesting when thinking of the fashionable background.

History Day

Henry VIII is best known for his six wives. Most school children learn the following rhyme  to  help  them remember the fate of each wife: “Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived”. We will study the history in a fun and interesting way. In the evening, we will see the top London musical. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales., remixing five  hundred  years  of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. We will also have time to see the Tower of London.

A brand new musical and a light-hearted look at history.

These are just a few highlights. You can be sure there are more!

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