London theatre trip Diary!

Big Ben

The last week of my holidays, from the tuesday 18 till the saturday 22 of April I went on a theatre trip with my school friends at London.

St Paul's Cathedrale

We took the plane on tuesday from Nice to Gatwick Airport. Then we took the train to St Paul's in London. We stayed i a Youth Hostile near St Paul's. When we arrived at the youth hostile, we went out to see the sights of London. We went to St Paul's Cathedrale, then we crossed the Milleniem Bridge, we passed the Globe theatre and we bought a drink at Starbucks.

The Lyceum Theatre

We had to come back to the youth hostile before going out again to see the Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre. The Lion King was really good, the costymes, the set and the props were beautiful and very original. There was singing and dancing. There was even an orchestra playing music. The Lyceum Theatre is absolutely splendide too.

Goldsmiths University

The London Eye

The River Thames

The Old Vic Theatre
The next day, we went to visit the Goldsmiths University of London. It's a University for everyone who who's interested in the making of shows, musicals, plays... We did a small workshop with someone who works at the University. Then we went to have lunch Under the London Eye. After lunch we went to the Old Vic Theatre to see the play Rosencrazt and Guildenstern are Dead  by Tom Stoppard. The character of Rosencrazt was played by Daniel Radcliffe, the famous acter who played Harry Potter in the film Harry Potter. After the play, we had two hours of free in central London! So we went to the London Eye, crossed Westminster Bridge and saw Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Then we walk until the Hungerford Bridge where we crossed to the other side of the river.

The Cuban Restaurant

Me and Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe's signature
After that two hour of freedom, we went to have dinner in a Cuban restaurant in Waterloo Road. The food was delicious, and when you entered the restaurant, you could smell tropical fruits and the entire restaurant was colorfull and filled with exotique music.

St Paul's Cathedrale at night

The Globe Theatre

Then the most exciting night of the entire trip... we saw Daniel Radcliffe. He was still at the Old Vic, where we'd gone to see the play in the afternoon. We took a picture with him and he signed our tickets. It was awesome!

The next day we went to The Poor School in  Pentonville Road at King's Cross to do a two day theatre workshop. For the workshop there was an actor who plays in Line of Duty at the moment, Nigel Boyle and a choreograph Mark Short that created the dances for the olympics before 2000.

China Town
During the two day workshop, we did the musical "Blood Brothers" by Willy Russel. There was dancing and acting. The workshop was really fun and I really enjoyed it. On thursday evening, after the workshop we went to see the play The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night Time at the Gielgud Theatre. It was a great play, I really enjoyed it!

Then on friday, we did our last day of workshop at the Poor School, at the end of the day we performed the musical in front of a few people. Then in the evening we wen to see The Play That goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre. It was a play really funny with a lot of crazy things happening.

The Victoria and Albert Museum

On our last day at London, we went to the Victoria and Albert Museum at Cromwell Road. The Museum was really lovely and the outside was beautiful too.

After, saturday afternoon we took the plane back to Nice.

To conclude this post, I really enjoyed this trip to London and I was really Lucky to do everything I did there.



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