Shakespeare is certainly on the agenda for all this term. Following on from the success of last week’s Year 6 and Year 8 Shakespeare Schools Festival performances at The Everyman theatre in Cheltenham, Lower School were treated to a fabulous interactive workshop on Romeo and Juliet. This London-based company is a long-standing visitor to The Prep and their lively, vibrant shows are always eagerly anticipated.
We were taken through the full range of emotions from slapstick-style physical comedy to heart-wrenching tragedy. With a cast of just five, the actors used volunteer pupils to play some minor roles and there are always moments where the whole group are active and involved in the story. It is always amazing to see the impact the YSC have on pupils as, when talking to Year 8s who had similar workshops when they were in Lower and Middle school, they still talk animatedly about the production they saw and can remember the stories in detail; a format that clearly works.