Shakespeare in the spotlight at summer school


Talented young actors spent a week of the summer studying the works of Shakespeare, before bringing one of his plays to life on stage.

Dozens of youngsters took part in this year’s Shakespeare Summer School, which ran during the first week of the holidays.

Students spent Monday to Wednesday rehearsing The Bard’s comedy Twelfth Night before taking a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon to watch the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Company perform Julius Caesar on Thursday. Having been inspired by the professionals, they then performed their short play in front of family and friends on Friday.   

Ms S Bishop, Head of Performance, said: “Our Shakespeare Summer School is always a popular event on the calendar and this year was no exception.

“The students did a great job of bringing to life one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies. They worked very hard during an intensive week of rehearsals and the trip to see the Royal Shakespeare Company provided the perfect inspiration for their own fantastic performance to end the week on a high.”

Posted on September 7, 2017 .