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A Midsummer Night's Dream

38 of our J5 pupils have been rehearsing for their production of A Midsummer Night's Dream as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival. 

Despite disruptions to the rehearsal schedule, the pupils successfully stage managed the production, complete with costumes, sound and lighting. The final performance was recorded shared with their peers on Wednesday 9 December in the Shepherd Hall.

The footage is being edited and will be shared on Tuesday 15 December when performers and parents have been invited to a special online premiere event. 

Drama teacher Ms Bev Veasey, who co-ordinated the production, said: "I think that the disruptions to rehearsals and delayed performance times has really bonded the group. There was no way we were going to be cancelled without a fight and I am immensely proud of the way the cast and crew maintained their enthusiasm despite the project overrunning by three weeks." 

The Shakespeare Schools Festival is the world's largest youth drama festival. Schools who participate perform half-hour abridged versions of Shakespeare's plays in local, professional theatres all over the United Kingdom, with 20,000 children participating each year.