Shakespeare For Schools Festival 2012
Riverside Studios, Hammersmith November 10th 2012
A cast of 20 students aged between 8 and 16 performed Shakespeares classic tale of betrayl, money, law and love at the Riverside Studios as part of the national Shakespeare for Schools Festival. this was our second production at Riverside and the cast were pleased to be back for a second year performing in this fantastic space.
The aim of the festival is to install a love of performing Shakespeare into young people, away from the confines of classroom learning and analysis and bring Shakespeare to life as it was originally intended.
We had great feedback from our performance:
' The festival workshop leaders really enjoyed working with you in the theatre and seeing the cast progress over the course of the day. They were full of praise for your show, and wanted me to pass on their congratulations to you. Thank you for being part of a great Festival evening!
Chris Grace, our Festival Director, was so impressed by the quality of your production. He thought that your young actors dealt brilliantly with the heavy, difficult themes of this play; they found the lovely moments of light relief, but didn't shy away from the darkness of the dramatic moments. He thought they were mature, intelligent performers; totally confident in their understanding and delivery of the text. He found the storytelling clear and engaging, made so by your clever direction and the absolute commitment of the cast. He really enjoyed their performance, and could see that you have great talent in that group. ' Lydia Lewison - Shakespeare For Schools Festival