English Theatre@School: "5xW"

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Am 17. Januar 2017 begrüßten die Jahrgänge 9 und 10 das "English Theatre@School" an unserer Schule. An diesem Schultag beschäftigten sich die Schülerinnen und Schüler nicht nur inhaltlich mit dem Theaterstück "5xW", sondern das Stück wurde auch live für sie von zwei englischen Muttersprachlern in der Schule aufgeführt.

Ihre Erfahrungen haben die Schülerinnen und Schüler in "Reviews" niedergeschrieben.


On January 17th, 2017 the theatre at school visited our school. The play 5 x W is about the two characters Gwen and Jason and the director of the play is Monica Bubenheimer.


The story is about Gwen and Jason, who meet in a launderette. She is really interested in Jason but at first he is annoyed about her and he is not interested. Gwen wants to talk to him and starts a new conversation every time but he answers only with short sentences. She is disappointed and at this point and Jason realizes that he is mean to her. Therefore, he apologizes to her and wants to be nice and starts to chat. They like each other and have fun in the launderette. They start to flirt with each other.


The positive aspects about the play are the dialogues. It is easy to understand for German people. The second point is that the music is good and this makes the audience happy. The actors spoke loud enough and it was really funny.

However, here are also some negative aspects, for example the music was a little bit too loud and the costumes weren't beautiful and the actress didn’t fit her role.


Nevertheless, it is a good theatre play for students because they hear how English people speak and how it is correct. It was good to understand and taught us a lot. And I think you can learn English in a better way when you watch theatre plays, series and movies in English; therefore, it is a good learning aid. I would recommend this play to students to improve their English.

Jolina Ehlers, 10d

On January 17th, the 9th and 10th grades of our school watched the play "5 Times W" in our cafeteria. Tuesday was English project day, so of course the play was in English. The female actress came from England and the actor from Scotland.

The cafeteria was turned into a launderette; on the stage were two washing machines and one bench on the right as well as on the left.

The story is pretty simple. Gwen waits in the launderette for her clothes; while she is waiting a boy named Jason comes in the launderette and puts his clothes in one of the washing machines. After a while Gwen starts to talk to Jason, first he doesn’t want to talk to her, but in the end they wait together and talk about life, love and other things. At the end of the play, Jason even mentions some important things, like we shouldn’t pretend to be someone else just to impress others. This is an essential message for young people.

It was not simply a play, but it contained dances and singing performances, which were funny. In addition, the audience was involved in the play with questions from both characters. Even more important is the fact that the play is about current topics like relationships between boys and girls, Pokemon Go and mobile phones. Both actors, as well as the play, were easy to understand, because the English of the two actors was adapted to the knowledge of the students.

Hannah Knees, 10d