Royal Shakespeare Company entertains students in Stratford Upon Avon.
On 28 June, Year 7 girls enjoyed an entertaining performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).
An agile and mischievous Puck, a menacing Oberon and a cast of amateur, local actors playing the part of the workmen added humour and farce to the play. The girls enjoyed dressing up for the occasion, sitting in ‘the gods’, the interval ice creams and reciting some of the well-known speeches along with the cast. For some girls it was their first experience at the RSC and they were unanimous in their appreciation and delight.
‘We sat in ‘The Gods’ at the very top of the theatre which gave us a great view. The actors were very professional but there was awesome humour, too. Some of my favourite characters were Puck, Lysander and Bottom. Puck, who was a naughty fairy, ran around the stage and across the audience seats, this made everyone laugh. It was very creative how they used the props like doors, stairs and a piano (the piano was used as a bed). We were entertained the whole time and I’d love to go again.’
Melissa F, Year 7