“I kissed thee ere I killed thee, no way but this, Killing myself, to die upon a kiss.” – Othello by William Shakespeare

3 At 12pm Saturday 28th February YCF Drama’s first ever theatre trip was about to commence! As we excitedly huddled on Platform 1 conversation soon turned to what we were all going to see; Othello at Shakespeare’s the Globe Theatre in the City of London.

Anticipation was mounting as we drew closer and closer to the venue, when we finally arrived at Southbank we were treated to the stunning visual that is The Globe, “I thought it was smaller than it looks in pictures but it was still very good!” said one YCF Member. 2pm was just minutes away so we took our seats (yes, no standing for us!), wrapped up warm and enjoyed the ‘educational’ production of Othello.2

Othello was part of the Playing Shakespeare project for secondary and A-level students; Playing Shakespeare is an ideal platform for experiencing Shakespeare in performance for the first time.

Exploring themes of ambition, trust, prejudice, betrayal and jealousy, this is a show that left students and adults alike buzzing with the thrill of live theatre

1Wow – what a show!

“I think Othello was really interesting and I was impressed by the set”

“I liked Othello the most in the play as he was very prominent. I really enjoyed the trip!”

“My favourite character was Amelia as she was very good at being angry”

“My favourite character was Iago because he was really funny”

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So with outstanding performances, impressive set and A LOT of fun along the way YCF Drama’s first ever trip was a huge success and has paved the way for many more to come!

A huge well done to all of you that came on the trip, you were a pleasure to take and you definitely upheld the YCF reputation.

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Last but by no means least we owe a HUGE thank you for the generosity and kindness of Ethan Gardener’s Dad! He secured not only our tickets but bought souvenirs and programmes for all YCF Members as well! Thank you Glen, without you this amazing
trip would not have been possible!

Focus on the Arts Showcase

On Friday 27th February 2015, YCF Drama and YCF Musical Theatre took themselves off to The Mick Jagger Centre in Dartford where we performed in this years Focus on the Arts Showcase.

Schools Out 2

YCF Drama performed a piece of Physical Theatre to ‘Schools Out’ by Alice Cooper, the performance was a hit and the group did so well to stay in time with the music and to give it lots of attitude.

 

Believe 2

YCF Musical Theatre performed ‘You’ve Gotta Believe in Fairies’ from their upcoming musical version of ‘Peter Pan.’ It was a great first showing of the musical and went down a treat with the audience, when our Peter Pan – Marcus asked them to shout and clap if they believed in fairies, they were calling out and clapping very loudly – Dartford believes!

Overall an extremely enjoyable evening was had by all : D