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Monday, 14 March 2011

GOING UNDERGROUND: A JOURNEY THROUGH LONDON & ITS HISTORY






On Wednesday, 16th at 12:30h, some of our students will be attending a theatre play at the assembly hall of nearby EOI (Language school) at 12:30h. We'll be watching the play "GOING UNDERGROUND" by Moving On Theatre Company. In their typical own style, we'll be enjoying the British capital, its culture, its history, and, of course, its Underground. The show has been performed 226 times last year with total success and positive feeback.

Plot: The London Underground is the oldest and one of the biggest in the world, The history and culture of Britain's capital city are inextricably linked with its famous Underground. A train journey through its stations is a journey through time and the chance to savour all that London has to offer. Apart from 273 Underground stations in use, there are more than 40 "Ghost stations", closed to public and trains. In times of economic crisis, there are plans to convert some of these stations into underground car parks.

Bob is an eccentric teacher with a passion for the history of London. Today she is taking her students to Down Street Station so they can see its original state before the works begin to demolish it. When they arrive at the station, they find Harry, whose great grandfather built the station working there. The attempts to convince the authorities not to go ahead with the demolition will take us all on a comical, musical and educational journey through London and its history. Together, we will try and save the station and Harry's home.



Video "Going Underground" @ EOI-A Coruña, March 2011:

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