Shakespeare Schools Festival!
This year Home 5 are lucky enough to be participating in the Shakespeare Schools Festival. This is the UK’s largest youth drama festival, offering students from all across the country the opportunity to perform a Shakespeare play at their local theatre.
So far we have really enjoyed exploring the plot and characters of the play Macbeth through drama during our English lessons. We have also began to use what we have learnt about the play to create some descriptive writing!
We are all so excited (and a little nervous ) about our performance which will take place live on stage at the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool on Tuesday 17th November 2015 from 6pm! Tickets are available from school or directly from the Epstein Theatre.
We all have our parts and have begun to learn our lines, we cannot wait to see what it is like when it all comes together. We love the play Macbeth and are all showing huge interest and enthusiasm.
On Tuesday 17th November 2015 we had a very long day at the Epstein Theatre, we arrived and took part in our technical rehearsal. During this we checked the lights and sound we had planned worked exactly as we wanted. Afterwards we did a full dress rehearsal on stage with the Northwood pupils as our audience. We were really nervous but loved performing on stage and the rehearsal just made us more excited for our performance! Finally it was time for a break and some dinner while we handed the stage over to Northwood for them to complete their technical rehearsal. After lunch we had the opportunity to watch Northwood perform their dress rehearsal, they performed Romeo and Juliet and it was fantastic! After what seemed like forever, it was finally show time. We went on stage with all the performing schools and took part in a warm up. Due to us being in the second part of the show we were able to head to our seats and watch the first two schools perform their plays. It was amazing to see them bring the plays A Midsummer Nights Dream and The Tempest to life! Before we knew it, it was our turn to perform, we headed back stage to get ready. Everyone was really nervous but we performed the best we ever have! We loved being on stage and were all really pleased we were able to perform so well using Shakespearean language. Miss Withey came to watch and she was really proud! We are really happy that all our hard work paid off! We would like to thank all the parents for their support over the past few months. We have loved taking part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival!
Some Quotes from Home 5....
"I will always treasure the moment" Bailey
"Miss Walton was so proud of us and so was my mum!" Grace O
"We were amazing and we had fun that's all that matters" Mischa
"I felt euphoric and so nervous" Charlotte
"I really enjoyed it, it was a lovely opportunity" Grace A
"I would 100% do it again!" Zak
"It was the best day ever! A once in a lifetime opportunity" Dylon
"I was very proud of myself" Lee