Schools take centre stage

Schools Shakespeare Festival
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Schools Shakespeare Festival, Charter theatre

This year’s national Shakespeare Schools Festival is the biggest yet.

More than 25,000 young people from 1,000 primary, 
secondary and special schools will take part, performing their own interpretations of Shakespeare on professional stages throughout the UK.

Ten of those schools from Preston and the surrounding area will feature at the Charter Theatre from tonight until Friday.

Each will give 30-minute renditions of the Bard’s best-loved plays in an annual event designed to introduce audience members to their local theatre whilst giving children of all backgrounds the opportunity to excel in tackling Shakespeare’s language.

Now in its 13th year, SSF aims to give young people the chance to experience the thrill of live theatre and raise their aspirations though achieving something amazing.

The schools are: Balshaws Church of England High School, Fulwood Academy, Scorton Church of England Primary School, Whitechapel Primary School (Wednesday); Norden High School and Sports College, Whittle-le-Woods CE Primary School, (Thursday); Broadfield School, Christ The King Catholic High School, St Michael’s CE High School, Walton-le-Dale Primary School (Friday).Box office: 0844 844 7710 or www.prestonguildhall.com.