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Bury St Edmunds theatre launches The Bard in Bury Festival

The Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds is launching its own Children’s Shakespeare Festival to mark the 400th anniversary of The Bard’s death.

Schools with pupils aged between eight and 16 are being invited to take part in The Bard in Bury Festival, which will see them explore and perform one of William Shakespeare’s most loved plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Teachers will be able to attend a ‘directing Shakespeare’ workshop and, along with their pupils, will have the chance to watch the play performed by students from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) who will perform at the theatre from April 13-16.

Each school taking part will then get to create its own version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream using excerpts from the original text and, later this year, will be able to perform on stage at the Theatre Royal as part of a whole evening performance.

Heading up the festival is the theatre’s education officer, Georgina Stone.

She said: “This is the perfect way to mark Shakespeare’s legacy, by filling the theatre with excited young people to perform one of his most illustrious plays.

“We don’t just want to pay lip-service to The Bard, we want to celebrate his genius, and we want his work to come alive in Bury St Edmunds and at the Theatre Royal.”


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