On Wednesday 27th September, GCSE Drama pupils from Risedale School visited the Forum Theatre in Billingham to watch a captivating production of the renowned play, "The Woman in Black." This spine-chilling theatrical experience left the pupils spellbound.
On Wednesday 27th September, GCSE Drama pupils from Risedale School visited the Forum Theatre in Billingham to watch a captivating production of the renowned play, "The Woman in Black."
"The Woman in Black" is a haunting masterpiece written by Susan Hill and adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt. This gripping play draws the audience into a world filled with spine-tingling terror and suspense. It tells the story of a young lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul.
The trip to the Forum Theatre was a fantastic opportunity for pupils to witness the power of live theatre and the impact it can have on both the performers and the audience.
Head of Drama at Risedale, Mrs Southworth-Gedye, said:
“The play was fantastic! A really great example of theatre at its best employing simple stage techniques to terrify the audience. The cast of two played over eight different characters each which showcased their fantastic acting skills. It really allowed the pupils to see quality acting and inspire them for their upcoming performances.”
Mrs Southworth-Gedye was pleased to report that all the pupils behaved exceptionally well. Two members of the public even congratulated them for their conduct and engagement throughout the performance.
“They were an absolute pleasure to take on this trip. For many of them, it was their first time attending live theatre, and for others, it was their first time watching a play other than a pantomime. Overall, it was a fantastic trip, and I hope to offer this opportunity to more pupils in the future."