Pupils from St Olave’s participated in the National Shakespeare Schools Festival by putting on a production of Romeo and Juliet which was performed on Monday 15th October at Joseph Rowntree Theatre in York.

The Festival, organised by the Shakespeare Schools Foundation, gets schools from across the country to unite in the world’s largest youth drama festival. The festival helps get pupils engaged in theatre, raises their aspirations and unlocks their potential.

The entire cast was made of pupils from St Olave’s J5 who, in addition to acting, worked on creating the costumes and props as well as the sound and lighting for the play.

The production focused on using a large cast in collaborative pieces, ensuring all the pupils were involved throughout the entire process, from creating the scenes to helping the audience engage with the story.