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Shakespeare Schools Festival

posted 7 Nov 2013, 05:19 by Unknown user   [ updated 7 Nov 2013, 05:22 ]
For a number of months, our students have been working with Mr. Blackwood in mounting a thirty minute version of "Hamlet" for the Shakespeare Schools Festival. An event we have been involved in for a good number of years, the Festival take place nationwide and is where schools perform thirty minute versions of his plays in theatres, giving students an opportunity to learn about his work, language the experiecne of acting on a professional stage.

Our performance this year was (as it has been previously) at the Artrix in Bromsgrove and was on Tuesday 5th November 2013 - and what fireworks ensued!

Our students were quite fantastic. The performance was slick, well-paced and story was brilliantly told. A special mention must go to the person who was most possibly the best recognised actor of the whole evening (bearing in mind that there were three other schools there and a total of about 80 students there!) - Louis Hannis. He not only played Hamlet - he was him! He even got a spontaneous round of applause at the very end of the night, when all the actors were on stage and the organisers were giving positive feedback about each production!

Overall, it was truly a great evening's entertainment - and hopefully, we'll repeat the whole process again for next year's Festival! Many thanks to staff support, many, many thanks to parental and family support and many, many, many thanks to our tremendous students - very well done!

Mr Blackwood