Shakespeare is on the English Literature syllabus and this particular play brought one of the A Level History modules to life - The Tudors - as it opens with the Battle of Bosworth and Richard III being usurped by Henry Tudor.
Arthur Hughes, the actor playing the villainous king, is the first disabled actor to play the part, which provided a talking point amongst students, as they reflected on the historical link between physical deformity and villainy.
The students really enjoyed the audio description and were able to meet the lady who described the performance after the show.
The recently refurbished Royal Shakespeare Theatre is situated on Waterside, alongside the River Avon, so following a pre-show dinner at Zizzi, students enjoyed a river walk accompanied by the famous Stratford swans gliding by.
The image below shows the group of students, including guide dog Abby, standing in the foyer of the theatre:
The image below shows the group enjoying a a pre-show meal at Zizzi:
A picture of the group as they stand on the waterside with a barge immediately behind them and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on the opposite bank:
Rowan and Lexy on the riverside walk with two swans on the grass behind them: