Here at Act On Info we love Shakespeare and in particular we love helping young people to understand just why Shakespeare’s plays are still relevant today. Love and hate, magic and the supernatural, tricks and jokes, murder and madness, what’s not to love about Shakespeare and his amazing plays?!

Option one: Shakespeare Theatre Show (March 2018)

Twelfth Night - One of Shakespeare funniest comedies containing a shipwreck, cross dressing, mistaken identity, sword fights, high jinks and yellow stockings brought to life in a fun packed participatory play. Pupils become part of the action, helping with sound effects and exploring the motivations of the characters. Volunteer pupils play small parts, acting with the professional actors. The simplified storyline and use of a storyteller helps ensure pupils can follow the play throughout.

Option two: Act On Shakespeare

This drama workshop uses interactive storytelling to explore the play from start to finish, challenges pupils to become the characters and discover their motivations, examines the themes, explores the language and it’s rhythm and asks questions to generate ideas for creative writing and further study. Can be used as a practical introduction to the topic, a way of exploring the play in more detail or as a fun way to round up the topic. We can look at Shakespeare in general or focus on one particular play.

Option three: Play in One Day

Rehearsing all day with our professional director your class act on creating a 15-minute Shakespeare play,  sharing the learning with other classes and/or parents in a performance at the end of the school day. Each pupil has a speaking part as a character or narrator and all participants will be actively involved using inventive theatre techniques such as choral speech, stylised movement and mime. Can be used as an exciting introduction to the topic, to bring the learning to life during the topic or as a fun filled conclusion. 


KS1 Age 5-7, KS2 Age 7-11


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