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Crawley students execute show at Tower of London

6 December 2019

Performing arts students from Crawley College were part of a special performance experience at the Tower of London last week.

Thirty students from around the world, including those from Crawley College, came together to perform at the historic landmark.

University theatre students from across America, studying at Fordham University’s London Dramatic Academy (LDA), worked with Crawley students to develop scenes based around the tower’s themes of imprisonment and execution.

Stage combat, Shakespearean speeches were all part of the day, which concluded with a grand procession.

All of the students who took part praised the LDA for the remarkable opportunity and enjoyable educational experience.

Lucy, who is studying performing arts at the college, said: “The LDA were incredible to work with, and I’d happily work with their team again”

Fellow student Danny added: “Working with LDA was an unmissable experience, not only for us, but also for the LDA students.”

The students rehearsed intensely over three days and enjoyed a final rehearsal the day before travelling up to the Tower of London.

Charlotte Ewart, lecturer in performing arts, said: “It was an eye-opening event about promenade and medieval theatre.

“The collaborative experience was truly mesmerising, not only was it extremely informative, but an astonishing opportunity for our students that we would happily do all over again.”