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A Dreamer's Diary - California Drama Tour

During the Easter Holidays, a group of drama students with Mr Williams, Mrs DaBell and Mr Parker jetted off to California with their production of A Midsummer Night's Dream for a tour of local schools. Below is Mr Williams's diary of the tour. Please click on the links to access the reports.

Diary Days 1 - 5

Day 1 - Wednesday 7 April

Depart from Gordonstoun at 7.30am
Meet at Aberdeen airport at 9.30am
Meet at Heathrow at 1.30pm
Travel to Chadwick School
Chadwick Reception
Meet and stay with host families

Day 2 - Thursday 8 April (Performance day)

Rehearsal and acclimatisation day at Chadwick
Evening performance at Chadwick

Day 3 - Friday April 9

Morning in lessons
Lunch with Chadwick students
Attend assembly followed by pool and pizza
Attend performance of Chadwick Improv Troupe

Day 4 - Saturday April 10 (Performance day)

Beach Club 10:00am to 3pm
Set up at 3pm
GAF Performance at Chadwick at 5pm
Gordonstoun American Foundation Reception at 7.30pm

Day 5 - Sunday April 11

Day at Getty Museum and Santa Monica Pier

Diary Days 6 - 9

Day 6 - Monday April 12 (Performance day)

Arrive and set up at the Polytechnic School 11am
Performance at the Polytechnic School at 1:00pm
Afternoon Hollywood Tour of stars’ houses

Day 7 - Tuesday April 13

All day and evening at Disneyland

Day 8 - Wednesday April 14

All day and evening at Universal Studios
Move to and stay at Universal Sheraton Hotel

Day 9 - Thursday April 15 (Performance day)

Arrive and set up at Rolling Hills Prep School
Performance at 1:00pm Rolling Hills Prep School
Stay at Universal Sheraton Hotel

Diary Days 10 - 14

Day 10 - Friday April 16 (Performance day and travel to SF)

Arrive and set up at Crossroads School
Performance at 10:20am Crossroads School
Travel to San Francisco by road and Stay at Radisson Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf

Day 11 - Saturday April 17

Duck tour of SF
Stay at Radisson Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf

Day 12 - Sunday April 18

Day in San Francisco
Stay at Radisson Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf

Day 13 - Monday 19 April

Morning bicycle ride across the Golden Gate Bridge from the hotel and catch the ferry back
Transfer to Athenian School

Day 14 - Tuesday 20 April

School work at Athenian
Round Square Conference in SF

Diary Days 15 - 20

Day 15 - Wednesday 21 April

School work at Athenian
Glee party

Day 16 - Thursday 22 April

School work at Athenian
Cinema trip

Day 17 - Friday 23 April (Performance day)

School work at Athenian
Final performance of The Dream
TV coverage
Athenian Staff Show

Day 18 - Saturday 24 April

Travel to LA and back and transfer to Hyatt Hotel

Day 19 - Sunday 25 April

Travel by plane to Chicago and then on to London and Aberdeen

Day 20 - Monday 26 April

Arrive back at Gordonstoun

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