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Shakespeare youth festival comes to the Pyramid in Warrington
4:50pm Tuesday 30th October 2012 in News
ROMEO and Juliet are moving from Italy to the London riots next month as schools across Warrington perform at the Pyramid.
Eight schools will be taking to the stage as part of the national Shakespeare Schools Festival (SSF).
Four different Shakespeare plays will be given a modern twist, including a Bollywood style A Midsummer Nights Dream.
Bridgewater and Penketh high schools, Ormiston Bollingbroke Academy in Runcorn and St.Theresa’s Catholic Primary School will be performing on Monday, November 12.
Sir Thomas Boteler C of E, Hartford and Weaverham high schools and The Bankfield School in Widnes will be performing on Tuesday, November 13.
Both performances start at 7pm.
The performances will be going on across the country, with 21 different plays being interpreted by 15,000 young people, 23 per cent of whom have disabilities and difficulties of some kind.
SSF’s CEO, Penelope Middelboe, said: “It is only by allowing young people to discover for themselves how art helps make sense of their world that the UK will be able to retain its leading position as a nation with a rich cultural heritage and strong contribution to the arts.”
The SSF has been investing in the cultural education of the next generation for 13 years.
For tickets and information visit pyramidparrhall.com or call 442887.