Shakespeare Schools Festival 2017

Shakespeare Schools Festival 2017

Shakespeare Schools Festival 2017

The Shakespeare Schools Festival is the world's largest youth drama festival with 30,000 pupils in the UK alone taking part anually. For the last five years, Bolingbroke Academy have been providing this wonderful opportunity as a way to develop pupils' confidence and literacy, boost their acting skills and enoucourage engagement with one of the most famous writers in English literature.

On Monday 20th November, Mrs Khan and Ms Nobes took 16 pupils to the Shaw Theatre in King's Cross to perform Shakespeare's fantastic comedy 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' as part of the Festival. The pupils had been rehearsing the play for three months and worked very hard to make it an enjoyable performance as they took to a professional stage.

Ark All Saints and Ark Brunel Primary School were also part of the evening's programme, performing 'The Tempest' and ' A Midsummer Night's Dream' respectively. Bolingbroke Academy ended the evening with their comedy, 'Merry Wives,' a play about the lecherous John Falstaff who tries to woo two married women, Mistress Ford and Mistress Page. Little does he know that the two women are playing along with him in order to get revenge and expose him as a preposterous womaniser! The audience enjoyed the performance very much and during the appraisal at the end of the show, the pupils were recognised for bringing this comedy to life.

A massive well done to the following pupils for taking part: Manuel Alvarez, Aaliyah Johnson, Megan Rowland, Oliver de Catalan, Marti Perramon-Holgado, Dilan Polat, Florence Davies, Julien Rolland, Davide Castejon, Freddie Opoku-Boamah, George Clark, Nikita Authier-Labille, Amelie Alton and Ella Howarth. A huge thanks to Ariana Farmanfarmaiain for not only acting in the play, but also taking on the role of student-director, and Megan Barbour for her work on the lighting and sound for the show.

Bolingbroke Academy will be taking part in the festival again next year. If your child is interested in taking part, please encourage them to speak to Mrs Khan or Ms Nobes. After all, how many people can say that they have performed Shakespeare on a professional London stage?

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