5th Year Theatre Trip

On Tuesday 22nd March, 76 5th Year Higher Level English students made the trip to Cork to see a production of their set text for Leaving Cert, Shakespeare's very famous Hamlet.  The Second Age Theatre Company have produced many great Shakespearean plays over the last few years and so we held high expctations for this one.  Unfortunately,  the actor playing the character of Hamlet had been injured on stage the previous night during the sword fighting scene and so the production we got to see was performed by Hamlet's understudy, who although was a good actor, he held the script in his hand for the entirity of the play!!  This was a disappointing factor for our students but nevertheless, it is always beneficial to have the experience of seeing a theatrical performace of their studied texts.