English 333: Theatre in England

* = Seen (or attended) by some but not everyone in the group.

Thursday, December 28

*3:00 p.m

Terry Johnson, The Graduate (2000). Dir. Terry Johnson. Adapted from Charles Webb's novel and Calder Willingham and Buck Henry's screenplay. With Josh Cohen (Benjamin Braddock), Jerry Hall (Mrs. Robinson), Lucy Punch (Elaine Robinson), George Costigan (Mr. Robinson), Amanda Boxer (Mrs. Braddock), Alex Giannini (Mr. Braddock), Alan Barnes (Hotel Clerk/Waiter/Psychiatrist), Julie McKenna (Stripper), Geoffrey Towers (Belligerent Man/Minister), Coral Beed, Christine St. John, Andres Williams (Wedding Guests).

Lyric Theatre
*7:30 p.m. Anton Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard: A Comedy in Four Acts (1904). A new version by David Lan (2000). Dir. Trevor Nunn. Music, Steven Edis. With Vanessa Redgrave (Ranevskaya), Corin Redgrave (Gaev), Roger Allam (Lopakhin), Suzanne Bertish (Charlotta Ivanovna), Eve Best (Varya), Michael Bryant (Firs), Kate Dyson (Party Guest), Peter Eastland (Post Office Clerk), Charlotte Emmerson (Anya), Michael Gardiner (Party Guest), William Gaunt (Simeonov-Pischik), Richard Henders (Yepikhodov), Rebekah McGowan (Party Guest), Seymour Matthews (Station Master), Ben Miles (Trofimov), Gary Oliver (a Traveller), Maxine Peake (Dunyasha), Jennifer Scott-Malden (Party Guest), James Thornton (Yasha), Katie Wimpenny (Party Guest).
Cottesloe Theatre

Friday, December 29

*2:30 p.m. Michael Richmond (book and lyrics) and Nola York (music). Wild Wild Women (1981). Dir. Timothy Sheader. Choreography by Bill Deamer. With Sévan Stephan (Judge West), Bill Champion (Bill Tibbs), Anna Jane-Casey (Alice Tibbs). Ryk Burnett (Wyatt Earp/Mr McLaird), Stuart Nurse (Virgil Earp/Mr Clanton), Philip Bateman (Morgan Earp), Mark Crossland (Jamie Earp), Abi Roberts (Sister Priscilla/Myrtle McLaird/Patchouli), Cate Debenham-Taylor (Jane Clanton/Mrs. West/Jasmine), Michael Cotton (Robert McLaird/Clint McLaird), Danielle Coombe (Coriander/Mrs Clanton), Sue Kelvin (Madame Lola/Mrs. McLaird).[A musical about the feuding McLendons and Lairds, that begins like Romeo and Juliet but ends like Lysistrata , with the women taking control of the situation to save the day.]
Orange Tree, Richmond, Surrey
5:15 p.m.

Backstage Tour of the National Theatre.

7:30 p.m. Michael Frayn, Noises Off (1982). Dir. Jeremy Sams. With Patricia Hodge (Dotty Otley), Peter Egan (Lloyd Dallas, dir.), Aden Gillett (Gerry Lejeune), Christopher Benjamin (Selsdon Mowbray), Susie Blake (Belinda Blair), Selina Griffiths (Poppy Norton-Taylor), Jeff Rawle (Frederick Fellowes), Paul Thornley (Tim Allgood), Natalie Walter (Brooke Ashton).
Lyttelton Theatre

Saturday, December 30

2:00 p.m. William Shakespeare, As You Like It (1599). Dir. Gregory Doran. With Ian Hogg (Duke Frederick/Duke Senior), Nancy Carroll (Celia), Alexandra Gilbreath (Rosalind), Emma Pallant (Hisperia, Celia's gentlewoman), David Mara (Monsieur le Beau), Adrian Schiller (Touchstone), Joshua Richards (Charles the wrestler), Anthony Howell (Orlando), Tom Smith (Oliver), Christian Mahrle (Jaques, the second son), Peter Copley (Adam), Gavin Abbott (Denis). Paul Ewing (Amiens), Declan Conlon (Jaques), Vincent Brimble (First Lord), Barry McCarthy (Corin), Andrew Pointon (Silvius), Nina Conti (Audrey), David Acton (Sir Oliver Martext), Danielle Tilley (Phoebe), Gavin Abbott (William/Denis).
The Pit Theatre
7:15 p.m.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The Rivals (1775). Dir. Lindsay Posner. Design by Ashley Martin-Davis. Lighting by Wolfgang Göbbel. Music by Gary Yershon. With James Albrecht (Servant), Jack Chissick (David, Acre's servant), Wendy Craig (Mrs. Malaprop), Jacqueline Defferary (Julia Melville, Lydia's cousin), Robert Goodale (Fag), Mali Harries (Lucy), Jalaal Hartley (Errand Boy), Ian Hughes (Faulkland), Des McAleer (Sir Lucius O'Trigger), Robert Portal (Bob Acres), Emily Raymond (Lydia Languish), Glynn Sweet (Thomas the Coachman), Emma Swinn (Servant), David Tennant (Jack Absolute), Helen Weir (Julia's Maid), Benjamin Whitrow (Sir Anthony Absolute).

The Barbican Theatre
Sunday, December 31
*3:00 p.m. Disney's The Lion King (1997). Dir. Julie Taymor. Book adapted by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi. Music by Lebo M, Elton John, and Ted Rice. Choreography by Garth Fagan. Masks and puppets by Julie Taymor and Michael Curry. With Sharon D'Clarke (Rafiki), Roger Wright (Simba), Cornell John (Mufasa), Rob Edwards (Scar), Martyn Ellis (Pumbaa), Simon Gregor (Timon), Gregory Gudgeon (Zazu), and Javine Hylton (Nala), Paul J. Medford (Banzai), Stephanie Charles (Shenzi), Christopher Holt (Ed).
Lyceum Theatre
*3:00 p.m. Keith Simmons, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (2000). Dir. Lionel Blair. Choreography by Damian Jackson. Musical direction by David Roper. With Lionel Blair (Man in the Mirror), Linda Lusardi (Queen Lucretia), Sam Kane (Prince William), Kev Orkian (Muddles), Emma Gannon (Snow White), Roger Kitter (Nurse Gertie), Mr. Blobby (Himself), Colin Oates (The Guard); Dwarfs: Pete Bonner, Willy Evans, John Ghavam, Andrew Herd, Kevin Hudson, Brian Shrive, Big Mick; Dancers and two teams of The Young Set.
Wimbledon Theatre
Monday, January 1, 2001
*12:00-2:00 Lord Mayor's New Year's Day Parade. Over a hundred entries with a cast of thousands, starting off with the Missouri All-Star Band, and including bands and cheerleaders from highschools in Georgia, Alabama, Ohio, Tokyo, the Universal Cheerleaders Association, cyclists on antique bicyles, steam engines, traction engines, floats, gigantic cartoon balloons, etc. and ending with the Frankfort High School Band.
7:30 p.m Eugene O'Neill, Long Day's Journey Into Night (1941). Dir. Robin Phillips. Design by Simon Higlett. Lighting by Paul Pyant. With Jessica Lange (Mary Cavan Tyrone), Charles Dance (James Tyrone), Paul Rudd (James Tyrone, Jr.), Paul Nicholls (Edmund Tyrone), Olivia Colman (Cathleen).
Lyric Theatre

Tuesday, January 2

10:00 a.m. Guest lecture by Gary Yershon, composer and music designer for The Rivals , Art , and Life X 3.
2:00 p.m.

Singin' in the Rain (2000). Dir. Jude Kelly. Choreography by Stephen Mear. Based on the 1952 MGM film. Original choreography by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. Screenplay and adaptation by Betty Camden and Adolph Green; songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. Lighting by Andrew Bridge. Waterist Mario Borza. With Nikki Belsher (Miss Cashdime/Dolores Buzzatil), Kevin Brewis (Sound Engineer), Mark Channon (Cosmo Brown), Elizabeth Cooper Gee (Olga Mara), Leigh Constantine (Floor Manager), Sarah Cortez (Fan Dancer), Wain Douglas (Policeman), Steven Harris (Wig Master), Zoë Hart (Kathy Selden), Leroy Ricardo Jones (Harold Nicholas), Kenny Linden (Butler), Jane Mark (Zelda Zanders), Adrian McLoughlin (R. F. Simpson), Leroy Ricardo Jones and Richard O'Neal (Harold & Fayard Nicholas), Paul Robinson (Don Lockwood), Spencer Stafford (Rod/Production Tenor), Rachel Stanley (Dora Bailey/Miss Dinsmore), Rebecca Thornhill (Lina Lamont), Tony Timberlake (Roscoe Dexter), Suzanne Toase (Wardrobe Mistress), Ian Waller (Sid Philips), Claire Winsper (Floor Manager).

Olivier Theatre
7:30 p.m. Carlo Goldoni, The Servant to Two Masters (1743). Dir. Tim Supple. With Jason Watkins (Truffaldino), Niky Wardley (Clarice), Steve Toussaint (Florindo), Sam Dastor (Doctor Lombardi), Paul Bentall (Pantalone), Rod Arthur (Brighella), Catherine Tate (Smeraldina), Rachel Sanders (Beatrice), Sendhil Ramamurthy (Silvio), Graeme Eton (1st Porter/2nd Waiter), Patrick Marlowe (1st Waider/2nd Porter), Susanna Northern (3rd Waiter).
New Ambassadors Theatre

Wednesday, January 3

2:30 p.m. Harold Pinter, The Caretaker (1960). Dir. Patrick Marber. Lighting Hugh Van Stone. With Michael Gambon (Davies), Rupert Graves (Mick), Douglas Hodge (Aston).
Comedy Theatre

7:30 p.m.

Stephen Jeffreys, I Just Stopped By To See The Man (2000), dir. Richard Wilson. With Ciarán McMenamin (Karl), Tommy Hollis (Jesse), Sophie Okenedo (Della).
Royal Court Theatre

Thursday, January 4

*2:00 p.m. William Shakespeare, Richard II (1595). Dir. Steven Pimlott. With Alfred Burke (John of Gaunt), Sam Cox (Willoughby), Alexis Daniel (Aumerle), Keith Dynphy (Ross), Paul Greenwood (Mowbray/Carlisle), David Killick (York), Adam Levy (Harry Percy), Paul McEwan (Bushy/Exton), Christopher Saul (Northumberland), Tim Tredloar (Welsh Captain/Gardener/Groom), David Troughton (Bolingbroke), Dickon Tyrrell (Bagot), Catherine Walker (Queen Isabelle), Samuel West (Richard II), Janet Whiteside (Duchess of York), William Whymper (Marshal/Salisbury/Westminster).
The Pit Theatre
*3:00 p.m. Gilbert and Sullivan, The Mikado (1885). Dir. lan Judge. Designed by Tim Goodchild. Presented by D'Oyly Carte Opera.
Savoy Theatre
7:15 p.m.

William Shakespeare, Comedy of Errors (1592-94). Dir. Lynne Parker. Design by Blaithin Sheerin. Lighting by Tina MacHugh. Music by Bell Helicopter. Fights by Terry King. Voice and Dialect by Neil Swain. With David Acton (Egeon), Karen Bryson (Luce), Jack Chissick (First Merchant), Nina Conti (Courtesan), Jacqueline Defferary (Luciana, Adriana's Sister), Paul Ewing (Balthasar, a Merchant), Ann Firbank (Lady Abbess), Robert Goodall (Angelo, a Goldsmith), Anthony Howell (Antipholus of Ephesus), Ian Hughes (Dromio of Syracuse), Nicholas Khan (Second Merchant), David Mara (Officer), Graeme Mearns (Messenger), Michael Mears (Dr. Pinch), Emily Raymond (Adriana, wife Antipholus of Ephesus), Tom Smith (Dromio of Ephesus), David Tennant (Antipholus of Syracuse), Michael Thomas (Solinus, Duke of Epheseus).

The Barbican Theatre

Friday, January 5

*1:00 p.m. Jack and the Beanstalk , written and directed by David Farmer. Music by Kenny Forrest. With Richard Emerson, Ruth Frances, and Deanna Johnson.
Lyric Hammersmith
*7:30 p.m.

Carlo Collodi. The Adventures of Pinocchio , dramatized by Lee Hall. Dir. Marcello Magni. A Complicité Production. Gerard McBurney, Composer. With Harry Gostelow (Fox/ Pantalone/Teacher/Carabiniere), Paul Hunter (Geppetto/Fire-Eater/Owl), Linda Kerr Scott (Cat/Arlecchino/Cricket/ Ringmaster), Jan Knightley (Master Cherry/Lampwick/Raven/ puppets), Eric Mallett (Pinocchio), Jules Melvin (Little Girl with Blue Hair/Inn Keeper), Phuong Nguyen (Accordionist /Rabbit of Death).

*7:30 p.m. Yasmina Reza, Life X 3 (2000). Dir. Matthew Warchus. Music by Gary Yershon. With Mark Rylance (Henry), Harriet Walter (Sonia), Imelda Staunton (Ines), and Oliver Cotton (Hubert).
Lyttelton Theatre
In Stratford-Upon-Avon

Saturday, January 6

10:30 a.m. William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 1: The War Against France (1589-90). Dir. Michael Boyd. Designed by Tom Piper. Lighting by Heather Carson. Music by James Jones. Fights by Terry King. Rope work by Gavin Marshall. Company voice work by Lyn Darnley & Andrew Wade. Dialect work by Neil Swain. With Nicholas Asbury (Somerset), Keith Bartlett (Talbot), Fiona Bell (Joan La Pucelle/Margaret), Richard Cordery (Gloucester), Richard Dillane (Suffolk), Christopher Ettridge (Winchester), Geff Francis (Warwick), Aidan McArdle (Charles), David Oyelowo (Henry VI), Clive Wood (York).
The Swan Theatre
3:00 p.m. William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 2: England's Fall (1590-91). Dir. Michael Boyd. With Fiona Bell (Margaret), Richard Cordery (Gloucester), Richard Dillane (Suffolk), Christopher Ettridge (Winchester), Geff Francis (Warwick), Deirdra Morris (Eleanor), Jake Nightingale (Jack Cade), David Oyelowo (Henry VI), Clive Wood (York).
The Swan Theatre
7:30 p.m.

William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 3: The Chaos (1590-91). Dir. Michael Boyd. With Tom Beard (Edward), Fiona Bell (Margaret), Geff Francis (Warwick), Aidan McArdle (Richard), David Oyelowo (Henry VI), Rhashan Stone (George), Geoffrey Streatfeild (Clifford), Clive Wood (York).

The Swan Theatre
In London

Sunday, January 7

*4:00 p.m. Richard Nelson, Madame Melville (2000). Dir. Richard Nelson. With Macaulay Culkin (Carl), Irene Jacob (Claudie), Madeleine Potter (Ruth), Aidan Watts (the father). 95 minutes.
Vaudeville Theatre
*5:00 p.m. Yazmina Reza, Art (1994), trans. Christopher Hampton; dir. Matthew Warchus. With Warren Mitchell (Marc), John Fortune (Serge), Ken Campbell (Ivan). 85 minutes.
Wyndhams Theatre

Monday, January 8

8:00 p.m.

Noël Coward, Fallen Angels (1925). Dir. Michael Rudman. Set by Paul Farnsworth. With Felicity Kendal (Julia Sterroll), Frances de la Tour (Jane Banbury), Eric Carte (Willy Banbury), Tilly Tremayne (Saunders, the housekeeper), James Woolley (Fred Sterroll), Stephen Grief (Maurice Duclos). 2 hrs.

Apollo Shaftesbury
Tuesday, January 9
*2:00 p.m. Stephen Sharkey, The Glass Slipper (2000). Dir. Erica Whyman. Written by Stephen Sharkey. Music by Michael Oliva. With Brigitta Roy (Jane Humbleton), Melissa Collier (Jenny/charlotte Snifflewick), Rupert Bates (Obadiah Humbleton/King George), Alison Pettitt (Ella Humbleton), Eluned Jones (Augusta Snifflewick), Hannah Stokey (Euphronia Snifflewick), John Macaulay (Prince Hubert).
Southwark Playhouse
7:30 p.m. Michael Frayn. Copenhagen (1998). Dir Michael Blakemore. Lighting by Mark Henderson. With William Brand (Werner Heisenberg), David Baron (Niels Bohr), and Corinna Marlowe (Margrethe Bohr). 150 minutes.
Duchess Theatre
Wednesday, January 10
*1:30 p.m. William Shakespeare, Hamlet (1601). Dir. John Caird. Music by John Kameron. With Simon Russell Beale (Hamlet), Chloe Angharad (Player/Gentlewoman), Paul Bazely (Guildenstern), Cathryn Bradshaw (Ophelia), Martin Chamberlain (Marcellus), Simon Day (Horatio), Edward Gower (Francisco/Reynaldo), Sara Kestelman (Gertrude), Guy Lankester (Laertes), Peter McEnery (Claudius), Sylvester Morand (Hamlet's father/Player King), Ken Oxtoby (Bernado/Priest), Denis Quilley (Polonius), Janet Spencer-Turner (Player Queen/Gentlewoman), Christopher Staines, Michael Wildman (Osric). 3 hrs. 15 minutes. [Simon Russell Beale was awarded the Olivier for best actor of the year 2000 for his role as Hamlet.]
Lyttelton Theatre
7:15 p.m. Giovanni Verga, La Lupa: The She-Wolf (1896). Dir. Simona Gonella. A new version by David Lan. With Brid Brennan (Pina), Karen Bryson (Grazia), Declan Conlon (Nanni Lasca), Mali Harries (Mara), David Mara (Neli), Paul McEwan (Malerba), Tom Smith (Bruno), Glynn Sweet (Janu), Emma Swinn (Lia), Janet Whiteside (Aunt Filomena).
The Pit Theatre

Thursday, January 11

3:00 p.m. Matthew Bourne, Car Man: An Auto-Erotic Thriller (2000). Dir. Matthew Bourne. An Adventures in Motion Pictures Production. Music by Terry Davies and Rodion Shchedrin, adapted from the original score by Georges Bizet. With Alan Vincent, Ewan Wardrop, Will Kemp, and Ben Hartley dancing "Luca"; Will Kemp, Ewan Wardrop, and Arthur Pita dancing "Angelo"; Saranne Curtin, Michela Meazza, and Vicky Evans dancing "Lana"; Scott Ambler and Neil Penlington dancing "Dino Alfano: and Etta Murfitt, Emily Piercy, and Heather Habens dancing "Rita."
Old Vic Theatre
5:50 p.m. Dinner at Mon Plaisir
7:30 p.m. Stephen Sondheim and George Furth, Merrily We Roll Along (1981). Based on a play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Dir. Michael Grandage. Design by Christopher Oram. Lighting by Tim Mitchell. Choreography by Peter Darling. With Grant Russell (Older Franklin Shepard), Julian Ovenden (Younger Franklin Shepard), Samantha Spiro (Mary Flynn, friend of Franklin), Emma Jay Thomas (Meg Kincaid, star of Light Out of Darkness ), Anna Francolini (Gussie Carnegie, Franklin's second wife), Shona White (Miss Gordon (Gossip columnist/Mrs. Spencer), David Lucas (Bunker, friend of Franklin/Mr. Spencer), Neil Gordon-Taylor (Scotty, Franklin's agent), Dean Hussain (Jerome, Franklin's lawyer), Matt Blair (Ru, Franklin's protege/Talk show host), Daniel Evans (Charley Kringas, friend of Franklin & script writer), James Millard (Joe Josephson, producer), Mary Stockley (Beth Spencer, Franklin's first wife), Zehra Stockley (Gwen Wilson, TV reporter), Lucy Bradshaw (Terry, movie star friend of Franklin).
Donmar Warehouse
Friday, January 12
*2:00 p.m. The Wizard of Oz (2000). Dir. Tudor Davies. Choreographer Gerry Zuccarello. Music director Olly Ashmore. Emily Shaw (Dorothy Gale), Rag (Toto), Eileen Battye (Aunt Em/Glenda the Good Witch of the North), Tony Kemp (Uncle Henry/Doorman to the Wizard's Palace), Paul Hendy (Hunk/Scarecrow), Graham King (Hickory/Tin Man), Simon Slater (Zeke/Cowardly Lion), Anita Dobson (Miss Gultch/Wicked Witch of the West), Brian Cant (Professor Marvel/Wizard of Oz), Peter Mandell (Mayor of Munchkinland/Postman), Babette Langford's Young Set (The Munchkins).
Richmond Theatre
7:15 p.m.

William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (1595). Dir. Michael Boyd. Design by Tom Piper. Lighting by Paul Ewing. Music by Stephen Warbeck. With Alfred Burke (Escalus), Keith Dunphy (Tybalt), Alexandra Gilbreath (Juliet), Caroline Harris (Lady Capulet), Ian Hogg (Capulet), Anthony Howell (Benvolio), Des McAleer (Friar Lawrence), Eileen McCallum (Nurse), Adrian Schiller (Mercutio), David Tennant (Romeo), Nicholas Khan (Paris), Claire Adamson (Paris's Page), Robert Goodale (Peter), Sam Cox (Cousin Capulet), Tim Teloar (Sampson), Andrew Pointon (Gregory), Paul Ewing (Potpan), Vincent Brimble (Montague), Helen Weir (Lady Montague), Christian Mahrle (Balthasar), Jalaal Hartley (Abram).

The Barbican Theatre
Saturday, January 13
*3:00 p.m. William Shakespeare, The Tempest (1611). Dir. Jonathan Kent. Design by Paul Brown. Lighting by Mark Henderson. Music by Jonathan Dove. With Ian McDiarmid (Prospero), Annalivia Ryan (Miranda), Terry O'Brien (Ship Master), Ian Peck (Boatswain), Bruce Alexander (Alonso), Ifan Meredith (Ferdinand), Roger Swaine (Gonzalo), John Warnaby (Sebastian), Timothy Walker (Antonio), Aidan Gillen (Ariel), Malcolm Storry (Caliban), Adrian Scarborough (Trinculo), Alan David (Stephano).
Almeida Theatre
*3:00 p.m. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) . The Reduced Shakespeare Company (the other RSC). Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield, and Reed Martin.
Criterion Theatre
*7:30 p.m. Marie Jones, Stones in His Pockets (1999). Dir. Ian McElhinney. With Louis Dempsey (Jake Quinn) and Sean Sloan (Charlie Conlon).
Duke of York's Theatre

Seminar Participants:

Timothy Aslin
Allison Dorsey
Shawn Goldman
Lauren Golia
Rachel Hart
David Howland
Megan Jacobson
Kenesha Johnson
Zoë Johnstone
Emily Judy
Katherine Kaminski
Kelley Lord
Suzanne McCormick
Heather McLendon
Scott Morganstein
Diana Osorio
Gloria Rivera
Andrew Rosenthal
Alison Schroth
Joseph Tansino
Jenine Turner
Kellena Wilson
Arielle Zibrak
Jonathan Zimmerman
Nigel Maister
Russell and Ruth Peck

Although all students saw at least 22 plays, they were involved also in a host of other activities. Foremost, perhaps, is the fact that everyone got to know London well. We did a lot of walking during the day and often at night would walk back to the hotel after plays, past the British Museum and Bloomsbury Square . Everyone went to several museums to see special exhibits as well as permanent collections: for example, the exhibits on The Great Court, Picasso, and Correggio and Parmigianino at the British Museum (though mainly people simply wandered through the vast number of permanent holdings); the William Blake and Oscar Wilde exhibits at the new British Library ; the Turner exhibit as well as the splendid 19th and 20th century holdings in the Tate Britain ; exhibits on modern art, the nude, modern architecture, machinery, history, and memory at the new Tate Modern ; the fabulous permanent collections of Western European paintings in the National Gallery ; the national archive of portraiture at the National Portrait Gallery ; the brilliant Spectatular Bodies exhibit at the Hayward ; the Dali Universe at the County Hall, South Bank ; the Hermitage Rooms, the Gilbert Collection, and the treasures of Catherine the Great at Somerset House ; the permanent collection of impressionist and post-impressionist painting and the Early Renaissance Gallery of Flemish and Italian Art at the Courtauld Institute ; the Imperial War Museum , with its holocaust exhibit and exhibit on the history of spies in England; the Churchill Cabinet Rooms , which are preserved as Churchill and his staff left them at the end of World War II; the watercolours of Turner at the Royal Academy of Art ; the Imperfect Beauty and the Commercial Art exhibits at the Victoria and Albert Museums ; the London Theatre Museum ; The Wilde Years at the Barbican ; exhibits at the Public Record Office ; and the always exciting Natural History Museum .

Students also visited famous places in London, such as The Tower with its special exhibit of the Doomsday Book, Parliament and Big Ben, St. Paul's Cathedral , the restored Globe Theater and museum, Hampstead Heath , Kew Gardens , Hyde Park and the Speaker's Corner , Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guard, Westminster Abbey and the poet's corner, Dickens House , Abbey Road , Kenwood House with its superb Vermeer collection, Covent Garden , Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum , the Wimbleton Tennis Museum , and Harrods , as well as famous pubs like the Sherlock Holmes , John Dryden's favorite pub The Lamb and the Staff , and the King's Head Pub where actors of the Royal Shakespeare Company gather after plays. In Stratford students visited Shakespeare's birthplace, his grammer school, and Holy Trinity Church, where he is buried. In London some rode the spectacular London Eye (the giant ferris wheel built for the millenium that now graces the south bank of the Thames a marvel of architectural beauty comparable to the Eiffel Tower in Paris). Students also went to music events such as evensong at St. Paul's Cathedral ; some went to hear the Cathedral Chamber choir sing Herbert Howells' Collegium regale and Francis Poulenc's O magnum mysterium at Westminster Abbey on one day and the Collegiate Singers performing Tomas Luis de Victoria's Missa O magnum mysterium on another. Several also went to free noontime and evening concerts of secular music at St. Martin of the Fields . And a few went to Stonehenge and Windsor Castle .