for 7 to 12 year olds – performed in your school
“We absolutely loved “The Tempest”. A great interpretation of the play for children, making Shakespeare accessible and entertaining whilst keeping the spirit of the original.” Christ Church Primary School, Barnet
Five Young Shakespeare Company actors perform Shakespeare’s tale of magic, comedy and drama in a fast-moving fully-costumed promenade-style 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 storm that wrecks Prospero’s boat and the magical banquet with which the spirits of the island trick Prospero’s enemies.
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. 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.
“Fantastic! It was superb how the language was integral and not diluted for Key Stage 2 pupils. The fantastic acting and brilliant characterisation allowed every child to follow the play.”Clunbury Primary School, Shropshire
“Another great production. The children’s attention was held throughout. Thank you for enhancing our curriculum with the excellent work you do.”
St Joseph’s Primary School, Brent
“A great performance as always. Really interactive and entertaining.”
St John’s School, Barnet