for KS3 and KS4 – performed in your school
“Absolutely phenomenal! I am so impressed with the quality of learning apparent in the presentation Afterwards the students expressed renewed faith in and understanding of Shakespeare.”
Princes Risborough School, Buckinghamshire
Five Young Shakespeare Company actors visit your school with a thought- provoking, entertaining and insightful exploration of Shakespeare in performance. We combine clear, accessible and well-paced acting with challenging yet inclusive workshop activities. The emphasis throughout is on the importance of choice and interpretation in the process of putting on a play. Taking suggestions from the students, our skilled actors explore the choices of the rehearsal process and allow the students to see their ideas put into practice, offering new insights into the text in performance.
Our presentation includes starts with an informative and thought-provoking interactive workshop followed by a fully-staged hour long adaptation of the play including all the main characters and scenes.
The Young Shakespeare Company has an outstanding reputation for clear and accessible interpretations of Shakespeare in which the vitality of Shakespeare’s words is complemented by bold staging and strong characterisation to bring the play alive for a new generation of theatre-goers.
When is the production next available?
This production will be touring overseas in Spring 2018. Please contact us for details of our future availability in the UK.
Which age group is this devised for?
Our actors can pitch the performance to suit students from Year Eight to Year Eleven.
Do the students need to have already studied the play?
Our actors can adjust the educational content to suit the students’ current working knowledge of the play.
Feedback from schools who have taken part in our KS3 and KS4 projects in recent years:
“The performance was stimulating, thought-provoking and entertaining – and supported the year group’s GCSE coursework.”
Belvoir High School, Nottinghamshire
“What an inspirational group of actors. They were wonderful in every way – fantastic with the students, inspiring about Shakespearean texts and generous with their time and energy. This is an experience the students will always remember. ”
The Castle School, Taunton
“A fantastic adaptation that really allowed all students to gain a deeper understanding of the play. Pitched perfectly and inclusive of all learners.”
New College, Leicester
“Another brilliant success. It is a privilege to have access to the fantastically enjoyable and educational experience that the Young Shakespeare Company provide for us! We look forward to your return next year.”
Highdown School, Reading
“Fabulous. I enjoyed it thoroughly. The workshop helped me really get inside the minds of the characters, plus actually seeing it performed really put my head straight. I really enjoyed learning in a different way. I loved it and never wanted it to end.” Pupil, Fernwood School, Nottingham
“Another fantastic session – with perfect pitch and pace – that both challenged and entertained. As far as I’m concerned, I think it’s one of the most loved and most successful events we offer our students at KS4.”
Miltoncross School, Portsmouth
“Both staff and students had a fantastic time – entertaining, educational and inspirational.”
Chace Community School, Enfield
“Wow! Truly amazing. Our students were captivated from start to finish.”
Fairfield School, Hereford
“A fantastic visit. The training and quality of the acting surpasses all other companies we have used. Pupils love being given the power to influence and be involved in the action.”
Marling School, Gloucestershire