Shakespeare Schools Festival 2014
The Shakespeare Schools Festival is the UK’s largest youth drama festival and enables over 1,000 primary, secondary, and special schools to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre.
This year Lancaster's Nuffield Theatre will mark Shakespeare's 450th birthday by helping to host the largest Shakespeare Schools Festival to date. 35,000 young people will take to professional stages across the UK. From Southampton to Inverness, from Londonderry to Norwich, 130 theatres will be hosting a party to remember.
Each night four schools will perform four different Shakespeare plays. Come and party with Shakespeare and celebrate the achievements of your local schools in a wonderful evening of entertainment.
Participating local schools:
• Queen Elizabeth School - Julius Caesar
• Morecambe Community High - Macbeth
• Heysham High - Twelfth Night
Unfortunately this event is excluded from Live at LICA promotional and Supporter rates.
Had I encountered something like Shakespeare Schools Festival, I believe my life would have bounced forward over some of the inhibitions and incomprehensions of adolescence. Childhood deserves such luck.