Shakespeare Festival Day!

Saturday 29th March 2014

We were excited to have been invited to celebrate Shakespeare Week with an end of term performance in St. John Maddermarket Church by the Churches Conservation Trust as part of an Education Project.

"The Churches Conservation Trust is the national charity caring for and conserving England’s historic churches no longer used for regular worship. All of our 340 buildings in England represent 1000 years of history, community life, architecture and artistic achievement. We are dedicated to opening up these spaces to the public in creative ways allowing them to connect with their area’s history. The aims of the project are to involve a diverse range of young people in using the space for drama. With the founder of Maddermarket Theatre buried in our church it seemed liked the perfect connection. Churches have long been places of performance, be it musical, or liturgical, and this partnership reimagines this use for the 21st century. Come along and enjoy this innovative expression of  Shakespeare’s work  in the splendour of a grade 1 listed beautiful historic space.”

Ryan Castle
Heritage Learning Officer, South East

(For more information about this beautiful, historic building, please use the link
www.visitchurches.org.uk/Ourchurches/Completelistofchurches/Church-of-St-John-Maddermarket-Norwich-Norfolk/ ).


All of the Mad Red Classes were invited to take up the challenge to create a piece of Shakespeare based Theatre for public performance at the end of term,  that's over 120 students aged 6-84.

We have scenes written by and inspired by Shakespeare's works, performed  in a variety of styles. You may recognise Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, The Tempest, sonnets - we cover history, comedy and tragedy.

Free entry to the Church - please note that performance finish times are approximate.

Essential info for parents and students involved in the event -

Class

arrive @

Parents to

cast eta @

run time

back to theatre

Tutor

 

theatre

church by

church

approx

by approx

 

1a

10:00

10.05

10:15

15 mins

11:05

Tash

2c

10:00

10.05

10:15

15 mins

11:05

Warren

3a

11:15

11:20

11:30

20 mins

12:25

Tash

3b

11:15

11:20

11:30

20 mins

12:25

Warren

Tues Hm Ed

12:45

12:50

13:00

20 mins

13:45

Pip

4a

14:00

14:10

14:15

20 mins

15:10

Pip

4b

14:00

14:10

14:15

20 mins

15:10

Bec

5a

15:30

15:35

15:45

20 mins

16:40

Pip

5b

15:30

15:35

15:45

20 mins

16:40

Bec

Open Stagers

16:15

16:45

17:00

40 mins

18:00

Jen