Shakespeare Schools Festival

Dramatic doings as students tackle Hamlet

An opportunity to perform on a professional stage was too good to miss for Drama GCSE students at The Radclyffe School.

They travelled to the Contact Theatre in Manchester where they took part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival, which brings together hundreds of young actors from schools nationwide. The Year 11 students put together their own interpretation of Hamlet for the festival.

The students gave a very modern interpretation of the play, with all the ten actors on stage throughout, and using music from Lady Gaga and Nicky Minaj in the performance.

The evening performance involved four schools from across Greater Manchester, with more schools involved all week.

The students have had a taste of acting at the Manchester venue earlier in the term, attending a workshop last month when they learned techniques from theatre professionals.

Teacher of Drama Mrs Collins-Walsh said, “All the students had a wonderful experience performing in front of an appreciative audience, and learning new techniques and ideas from professional actors and directors. We are very pleased to be part of the festival, which reinforces the students’ dramatic skills to help them do their best at GCSE.”

07 November 2014

students on stage

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