Thursday 24th September to Saturday 26th September was our RSC Year 3 Residential Trip, where teachers and students travelled to Stratford-Upon-Avon to complete workshops with Royal Shakespeare Company on how to develop our Dream Festival that will be held in March.
The first day included an introduction to A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a visit from David Tennant. Friday was a full day of workshops that focused on the production elements of the Festival and included a session on voice, marketing, stage management, design and music. We were then treated to a fantastic performance of Henry V in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. On Saturday we put all our new knowledge in to practice and worked with the RSC Musical Director to perform a short scene.
The Assistant Director of Henry V gave us interesting feedback and then presented the students with certificates, confirming their new Student Shakespeare Ambassador status. We also found time to visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and try on costumes in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre!