On Wednesday the 13th of July, 20 lucky pupils from key stage 2 got to go on a trip to Sunderland Empire to see Groovy Greeks. On Wednesday the 13th of July, 20 lucky pupils from key stage 2 got to go on a trip to Sunderland Empire to see Groovy Greeks.
On Wednesday the 13th of July, 20 lucky pupils from key stage 2 got to go on a trip to Sunderland Empire to see Groovy Greeks. The trip, which started at 12 O’Clock and ended at half past four, was loads of fun.
At the start of the show, there were some actors who were sitting among the crowd pretending they were part of the audience ( but you could tell they were actors). Suddenly, a loud, booming voice came from the stage and said that it was the god Zeus, and he was there to put them through a series of challenges.
The challenges were really funny and interesting to watch. We learnt loads of new facts such as the Greeks believed that there were four causes for illnesses - blood, bile, more bile and phlegm. The challenges were very exciting, and one of the funniest parts of the show was the actors pretended to be the Simpsons though they called themselves the Trojans
In the middle of the show, during the interval, the characters handed out 3D glasses. They had a screen on showing lots of 3D images to keep people occupied during the break in the show. In the second half the characters came back onto the stage ready for a new challenge. They needed to defeat the Minotaur. The funniest part was when they said that the Minotaur was the most hideous creature in the world, and then they showed a picture of Boris Jonson and the actors acted like it was super ugly!
The 3D effects throughout the play were very impressive. At one point, the Minotaur threw a sword and it looked like it was coming right at you! There was another part where Zeus was playing a guitar, but the bad thing was, because we were at Sunderland Empire, Zeus was singing songs about how good Sunderland’s football team is!
At the end of the afternoon everyone was happy because they loved the play, but we were sad that it was over so quickly. The trip was massive fun; at every point I could see loads of people laughing, and we were constantly learning loads of interesting new facts. I would love to go to see it again.
By Charlie, 5RM