Shakespeare Residency

Shakespeare Residency

The children were completely captivated by the storytelling workshop: they understood the themes on a deep level” St Edmund’s catholic Primary School

We regularly hold ‘residency’ weeks in the most under-privileged schools in the local boroughs. Two actors visit the schools to hold workshops on a chosen Shakespeare play. Up to 30 children from across four schools take part during the week, participating in a story-telling workshop and then a devising workshop. In a short space of time, the children are introduced to the story, characters and themes of the play. A final performance is created by all four schools coming together and sharing their work, with scenes performed by the actors and plenty of audience participation.

Recent participants Hampton Hill Juniors said: 'The children have had an amazing time. They came up with these words to describe their experience of the week: 'amazing, brave, enormous, fun'. Thank you so much.'

If you would like your school to be considered for taking part in the scheme, please contact us at education@orangetreetheatre.co.uk for more information, clearly stating your school’s borough.