Romeo & Juliet

for 7 to 11 year olds – performed in your school

* we are currently taking bookings for Autumn Term 2017 *

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“As always, a fantastic occasion for the children. We use your annual visit as a basis for two weeks of literacy work and you have become an integral part of each year’s planning.”
St Swithun’s Primary School, Portsmouth

Five Young Shakespeare Company actors perform Shakespeare’s heartbreaking story of ‘star-crossed love’ in a fast-moving fully-costumed interactive production. The play is brought vividly to life around and among the children, at times including the whole audience to create such dramatic scenes as the masked ball at which Romeo and Juliet meet and the street fight in which Mercutio and Tybalt are both killed.

Throughout the performance the children become actively involved in the play through a carefully structured range of drama and language activities. They are encouraged to explore the motives, thoughts and feelings of the characters, imagining, for example, how Juliet feels as she takes the sleeping potion from which she may never wake up. Volunteers from among the children are also chosen to become individual characters in the story and all the children have the opportunity to speak and enjoy Shakespeare’s words in short, accessible sections.

“A truly excellent production which engaged the children brilliantly”
St Nicholas Middle School, Worcestershire

“The children were totally engaged and absorbed. I wish every child could see Shakespeare like this”
Thaxted Primary School, Essex

“A fantastic experience – the children were engaged, involved and thoroughly enjoyed the performance.”
St Austin’s School, Liverpool

“A wonderful way to first experience Shakespeare. It was really lovely to see the children involved in the performance.”
The Richard Pate School, Cheltenham

A top quality performance, bringing Shakespeare to life and making it accessible to our 7 to 11 year old pupils. The actors were outstanding and the children were enthralled by their performances.”
Buckland Newton Primary School, Dorset

“A fantastic performance which successfully provided for different learning styles. The children are still buzzing.”
Broadfields Primary School, Edgware