Places available for Stratford Shakespeare performance

*Image courtesy of Royal Shakespeare Company

*Image courtesy of Royal Shakespeare Company

A handful of tickets are still available to see one of Shakespeare’s most famous and well-loved plays brought to life on stage by popular TV stars.

Highfields’ English and Drama departments have organised a visit to see Twelfth Night at the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford on Thursday, November 16th.

Students can still get their hands on tickets for the performance, which features former Eastenders and Mr Selfridge star Kara Tointon and Adrian Edmondson, who is best known for his roles in Bottom and The Young Ones.

Twelfth Night is often described as Shakespeare’s greatest comedy; a hilarious, yet heartbreaking tale of unrequited love.

Ms S Bishop, Highfields’ Head of Performance, said: “ Twelfth Night is undoubtedly one of Shakespeare’s finest works and this trip provides a wonderful opportunity to see it brought to life on one of the world’s most famous stages, with well-known TV stars tackling some of the leading roles.

“It will be a wonderful experience for any budding performer or English student.

Tickets for the show, which cost £25, are available from the Humanities LRC. A coach will leave school at 3.30pm, allowing students to take a look around the historic town and get food. It will return at approximately 11.30pm. The trip is open to all students (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult).

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The trip comes after dozens of students staged their own version of the play as part of this year's Shakespeare Summer School at Highfields. Students gave up the first week of their summer holidays to take part in the Summer School, before performing  to family and friends. 

Posted on November 9, 2017 .