By Beth Hepple; Here at our English Centre in Greenwich, we have an active social programme and there is always an array of things for our students to do, from theatre trips to walking tours and museum trips. At Twin HQ, some of our staff were lucky enough to attend a screening of Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre.
Located just a stone’s throw away from Victoria station, the Victoria palace was opened in 1911 and its exterior is the epitome of regal London. At twin, we are often able to secure tickets at a discounted rate for students and candidates on any course within Twin Group, meaning that they have the opportunity to experience theatre in London’s famous West End.
Billy Elliot is one of the most fun musicals currently being shown in the London at the moment, with some of the Staff at Twin HQ referring to it as ‘an absolute must-see’. Our very own Internet genius, David, shared some of his thoughts: “What a fantastic show with such a great cast, the young lad playing Billy (Euan Garrett) was outstanding and so very talented. Ruthie Henshall, with her usual high standard of acting, was great in her role of Mrs. Wilkinson the dance teacher.
“The show was very funny in parts, especially the character of Grandma, and sad at times such as when Billy was talking to his mum. Overall, it was a very uplifting and inspiring performance.”
Visiting the theatre is just one of the many things that you are able to do when studying, working or travelling within London. For students currently at Twin, the school office can provide further details of all of the social activities that are available. For those of you thinking of studying, undertaking work experience or using any of Twin’s services, now is your chance to experience more of London. Have you already seen Billy Elliot? Share your thoughts with us on Twitter or Facebook.