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Acting students collaborate with Oslo high school on classic Norwegian play

1st April 2019

Level 3 Acting students from City College Norwich collaborated with 9 students from Rud High School in Norway on a performance of Henry Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, which was live streamed from the Platform Theatre on 28th March.

The performance was the culmination of a successful week-long visit by the Norwegian students, which was made possible with funding from the Erasmus+ programme.

The 25 students worked together to produce a shorter, modernised version of the play, during an intensive week of final preparations.

The collaboration had started weeks before with the students carrying out the initial planning and preparation via video calls between Norwich and Norway.

George Vada, 17, who is a student at Rud High School, said:

“Everyone here has in common that they like theatre and it’s been fun to work with the City College students. It’s the first time I’ve taken part in a production that’s been live streamed.”

City College Norwich Acting student Truly Scrumptious Carey, 18, added:

“Meeting new people and new experiences is always good. Getting out and working with the Norwegians is really fun because we get to see how they act, how their minds work, and how we can adapt this play from script to stage. I think that is really interesting.”

Performance begins at 15:09.