Shakespeare Days of Performance 2023
Last month saw the 9th year of our annual Shakespeare Days of Performance, which we devise for Creative Education Trust, which brings together 11 schools across the Midlands and Great Yarmouth who each produce a half hour Shakespeare production. These schools then come together to perform their productions over two days at Abbeyfield School in Northampton.
Each school is given a day of vocal delivery and textual interpretation with actor, Ryan Early, and design workshops with Mark Friend in order to develop, create and make props for their performances which are produced with school staff.
This year’s highlights included a Carnival inspired Merchant of Venice, a Steampunk Victorian factory setting of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a Taming of the Shrew reflecting history’s oppression of women and a futuristic Macbeth, in a world torn apart by nuclear war.