As part of the preparations for our Year 3 Festival with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), the following RSC Enrichment students, Aisha McPherson, Sanije Sylejmani, Sanah Sacranie, Ayisha Ali and Attia Kochai, were given training to help direct scenes from the chosen play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As we are going to perform one day of the festival at the Arts Educational School’s Andrew Lloyd Webber Theatre, we were given the opportunity to hold the workshop at the venue, which also gave us the chance to see the facilities and the stage they will be performing on.
The workshop was led by Aileen Gonsalves, who is our Director Mentor from the RSC. She worked with teachers and students to develop ideas for the Festival. Intermission Theatre were also part of the training.
It was a great opportunity to create imaginative ideas for the Festival with a professional director; excellent to see the exciting venue for our Festival and see how a London Performing Arts School operates.