The Perse School

Prep pupils take to the stage for a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

14 Nov 2014

After weeks of rehearsals, last night, 17 pupils from the Prep took part in a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Shakespeare Schools Festival. The Shakespeare Schools Festival is an annual event which celebrates Shakespeare with school-children, offering them the chance to perform Shakespeare on their local professional stage. This year, our pupils were given the opportunity to perform at the Mumford Theatre in Cambridge – Anglia Ruskin University’s theatre space. Head of Drama at the Prep, Julia Morris, applied for the Prep to take part in the festival, and they were allocated one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays.

The pupils performed a 30-minute abridged version of the play using the secondary school version of the script, which is unusual for this age group, due to the complex nature of the Shakespearean language used. A number of local schools, including St Faith’s School and St John’s College School, also took part in this fantastic event.

Last night’s performance was the culmination of weeks of rehearsals since the beginning of term, after the cast was selected before the end of the Summer term.

Well done to all of the pupils who took part!

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