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Shakespeare at the Arnolfini

Published on 23/10/14

ORCHARD School pupils wowed parents and carers last month, as they performed Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in a condensed 30 minute showing.

ORCHARD School pupils wowed parents and carers last month, as they performed Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in a condensed 30 minute showing.
 
Students had been rehearsing for the show - which they had to learn monologues and dialogue in Shakespearean language - twice a week since September. 
 
The performance, which took place at the Arnolfini on Bristol's harbourside, was part of the Shakespeare School Festival - the UK's largest youth drama festival, which works with over 1,000 schools and 150 professional theatres.
 
Pupils performed to a packed audience of over 200 people. 
 
All the necessary tools, support and guidance were provided by the festival, enabling students, aged 8-18, to perform their own Shakespeare productions in front of a paying audience.
 
The festival ran from October 13-16, which saw 10 other schools taking part.