Steampunk Shakespeare

Sixteen performance students and one lighting student from the Royal Alexandra and Albert School took to the stage at the Leatherhead theatre on Friday 18th November as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival. This year, pupils performed an adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Pupils had been working on the show since June, rehearsing once a week for two hours to create their own steampunk adaptations of legendary Shakespearean characters such as Puck, Helena, Oberon and Nick Bottom. The piece was very much played as a physical comedy by pupils, and the cast performed their parts brilliantly.

The reaction from the audience throughout the show was wonderful. Entertained by pupils' unusual take on the play, the audience supported the cast with laughter and applause throughout.

Oli Phillips, Drama and Production Manager at the School, said “We would like to thank everyone who supported pupils on the night of the show, and all staff for working so hard throughout the creation period.”

Pupils will be performing the play again on 13th January 2017 at 7pm in the School’s Performing Arts Centre.

23 November 2016

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