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OSB students bring to life Shakespeare tragedy

Published on 28/11/17

Parting was such sweet sorrow when a group of 18 Orchard students finished a wonderful few weeks of acting with a performance of Romeo and Juliet.

The students were taking part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival at the Redgrave Theatre in Clifton and it was clear what a positive time they had had during rehearsals and the performance itself.

SSF is a fantastic opportunity for students to gain real theatre experience and to perform in front of an audience alongside their peers from other schools.

Shakespeare Schools Foundation is the world’s largest youth drama festival, enabling over 1,000 schools to bring their interpretations of Shakespeare to 138 professional theatres across the UK.

The Orchard students took to Shakespeare’s tragedy with a performance which did themselves proud.

Special credit to all the cast and also to Miss Wood who worked tirelessly to prepare the students.

Miss Wood said: "It has been a fantastic experience to see the students grow in confidence throughout the process. They pushed themselves to take a risk, tackle the Shakespearian language and perform in front of 300 people! They should be very proud of themselves for what they have achieved."

OSB cast

Year 10

Juliet – Natalie Bellamy

Prince – Yasmin Lasku

Messenger – Dillon Sanders

Year 9

Romeo – Mya Herbert

Paris – Ellouise Jennings

Sampson – Harvey Jones

Gang member - Paige Davis 

Year 8

Lord Montague – Max Smith

Lord Capulet – Bart Zaziablo

Mercutio – Tegan Lane

Benvolio – Caroline Gorczynski

Tybalt – Kail Adamson

Nurse – Taylor Morgan

Balthazaar and Lady Montague – Kaleigh Brady

Lady Capulet – Iqlass Sheikh

Gang member – Ria Farrell

Gregory – Melda Macit

Abraham – Cassidy Grant - Sheam