Shakespeare in Schools Festival 2017 – ‘Romeo & Juliet’

Posted: Friday 1st December 2017

We have an amazing Creative Arts Team at Brookfields School who encourage, support and challenge the development of our pupils’ creative skills. In addition to art, ceramics, creative writing, we have a very strong drama team.

For a number of years now, some our secondary school students have participated in the annual Shakespeare in Schools Festival by performing one of Shakespeare plays.

The annual Festival is the Shakespeare Schools Foundation’s flagship project and the world’s largest youth drama festival.

The play our students who performed in this year’s Festival was ‘Romeo and Juliet’. The months of preparation and rehearsal culminate in an exhilarating and emotional performance in a professional theatre, The Corn Exchange in Newbury. Our students were astounding which resulted in the only standing ovation of the evening, a true reflection on their commitment, professionals and acting skills.

Thank you to all those who saw the performance and contacted the students and the school with your feedback. Below is a selection of the feedback we received…

“I attended the Shakespeare Festival at the Corn Exchange last night and had the privilege of watching Brookfields pupils performing their fantastic adaptation of Romeo & Juliet. Their performance made me laugh and made me cry. It was a brilliantly devised piece of theatre and was easily the most captivating performance of the evening. I wanted to congratulate your school and the talented and funny performers for their achievement”

“Just wanted to acknowledge the most amazing performance last night by pupils from Brookfields. I cannot put into words how jaw droppingly awesome they were. They received a well-deserved standing ovation. Simply wonderful”

“I just had to drop you a note to say I was watching the Shakespeare Festival last night and can hardly put into words how very impressed I was with your school’s performance. Every element of the production was brilliantly executed with every pupil involved and engaged, and it was by far the most enjoyable, entertaining and inspiring performance of the night. Please pass on my thanks to all of the staff and pupils involved, clearly a lot of hard work went in and it was unbelievable what you all achieved. Thank you!”

“I just wanted to say again that I thought last night’s performance was brilliant, so moving.

They were all amazing. Karen is a genius with her imagination and innovative ideas; she just brings out the best in them. Her hard work really paid off. Well done Brookfields”

Click on the link below to read the appraisal of the students’ performance by Lindsay Lloyd, the director.

Shakespeare in Schools Festival Appraisal – 2017 Romeo & Juliet

Thank you again for all the positive feedback and supporting our amazing students and staff!

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