The children are buzzing after the visit from the ‘Young Shakespeare Company.’
A storyteller and four Young Shakespeare Company actors performed Shakespeare’s mesmerizing story of ambition, guilt and revenge in a fast-moving fully-costumed interactive production. The play was brought vividly to life around and among the children, at times including the whole audience to create such dramatic scenes as the meeting between Macbeth and the witches, the royal banquet at which Macbeth sees Banquo’s ghost and the thrilling battle in which Macbeth comes face to face with his greatest enemy Macduff
Throughout the performance the storyteller enabled the children to become actively involved in the play through a carefully structured range of drama and language activities. They were encouraged to explore the motives, thoughts and feelings of the characters, improvising, for example, how Lady Macbeth might try to persuade her husband to carry out the assassination of the King. Volunteers from among the children were also chosen to become individual characters in the story and all the children had the opportunity to speak and enjoy Shakespeare’s words in short, accessible sections.
Absolutely outstanding! Two hours of the finest education possible. The pupils loved being actively involved in the performance. The effort put in by the actors was brilliant.