A Feast of The Beatles and Othello for A-level students

A-level Music students from Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Pwllheli campus recently went on an educational trip to Liverpool to learn more about the works of both The Beatles and William Shakespeare.

The students visited the world-famous Beatles Story Museum at the Albert Dock, before moving on to the Playhouse Theatre to see a production of Othello - a modern interpretation of Shakespeare's play by the Frantic Collective theatre company.

Angharad Roberts-Williams, Music and Drama student at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor said: “I liked being able to walk through the different locations within the museum, such as the Cavern Club and the Yellow Submarine. It was interesting to see the instruments the band had played and to find out more about the band members themselves.

"The play was also fantastic, and completely different to anything I had seen before. I liked it when the cast used the game board and the movable walls of the set to convey the feelings of the characters. The use of music was also effective: it was modern and matched the events happening on stage."

Gwenno Pritchard, Music and Drama lecturer at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor said: "It is extremely important that we offer opportunities and experiences outside the classroom to the students. This is a central part of the educational ethos of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor.”

If you would like to learn more about Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor's A-level provision, please visit www.gllm.ac.uk

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