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Inspired by Shakespeare

15 November 2019

The Young Shakespeare Company arrived in Prep with their interactive version of Macbeth. A multi-talented cast took on the roles, helped out by volunteers from the Year 6 audience.

This was no ordinary production because the children were all able to join in, making sound effects, supplying ingredients for the witches’ cauldron, becoming guests at Macbeth’s banquet and miming the chopping down of Birnam Wood!

With the help of a narrator, Year 6 were able to speculate on what might happen next in the play and recap on parts of the story. Indeed, the narrator promoted excellent thinking skills through careful questioning and pupils enjoyed the opportunity to voice their interpretations of various scenes.

Of course, any play which involves witches, ghosts and a fair few battle scenes will grip most pupils but this production proved to be the ideal introduction to the works of Shakespeare as pupils and staff sat mesmerised throughout this spectacle!

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