The English Department was delighted to welcome Quantum Theatre into school to perform ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ for Year 8 on Thursday 17th June – just short of Midsummer! Usually, we host many performances throughout the year, or take groups to the theatre, so it felt like a welcome return back to normality after a year of “bubbles”. Fortunately, the weather decided to be kind to us and we were able to watch the performance outside, transforming the netball courts into an open-air theatre for the morning.
The theatre group were also delighted to be able to perform – we had initially booked the group back in 2019 and have had to postpone it numerous times. It felt like a milestone to get them into school! The performance was a lively introduction to Shakespeare on stage for Year 8 and they were a fantastic audience; attentive and appreciative.
The performance was highly engaging; the talented performers incorporated comedy, music and great costumes into their entertaining show.
Year 8 are currently working on drama skills in their English lessons, so this will have given them an insight into the importance of physical and vocal skills when developing a performance.
Curriculum Leader for English