Bury St Edmunds pupils showcase Shakespeare in theatre show

Pupils from Barrow Primary School were taking part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival at the Theatre Royal ANL-141020-153737009
Pupils from Barrow Primary School were taking part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival at the Theatre Royal ANL-141020-153737009
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Budding Bury St Edmunds performers were given a taste of the Bard when they took to the stage in a two day Shakespeare Schools Festival.

Pupils from several schools in the town wowed audiences at the Theatre Royal with abridged versions of the renowned playwright’s masterworks.

Pupils from Barrow Primary School were taking part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival at the Theatre Royal ANL-141020-153727009

Pupils from Barrow Primary School were taking part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival at the Theatre Royal ANL-141020-153727009

On Monday, the Bury St Edmunds Academy Trust’s County Upper performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Henry V, Barrow Primary Romeo and Juliet and Horringer Court Middle The Tempest.

South Lee School performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Tuesday while Westley Middle showcased The Merchant of Venice.

Barrow Primary teacher David Barrett, who directed their segment, said there were some ‘interesting aspects’ to their production such as a soundtrack featuring The Beatles and Steps and choral speaking to add emphasis and drama.

Pupils from Barrow Primary School were taking part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival at the Theatre Royal ANL-141020-153717009

Pupils from Barrow Primary School were taking part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival at the Theatre Royal ANL-141020-153717009