Young Shakespeare workshop enthralls

The Young Shakespeare Company visited us this week to retell the story of mixed-up love in a fast-moving, fully-costumed, interactive production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The play was brought vividly to life around and among the children and at times, included the whole audience to create dramatic scenes and sound effects within the forest setting.

The children participated through a range of drama and language activities. They explored the motives, thoughts and feelings of the characters and volunteers were selected to become individual characters in the story. All the children had the opportunity to speak and enjoy Shakespeare’s words in short, accessible sections. The children had a wonderful time and hopefully the Young Shakespeare Company’s visit will have ignited a love of The Bard that will last a lifetime!