"All the world's a stage" has never felt so true. With over 3,000 young people treading the boards all over the UK this made this date SSF's biggest night of performances – and Blacon High School Performing Arts students were a part of this fantastic event!
26 Festival Nights took place across the country from The Lighthouse Theatre in Poole all the way to the Northern Stage in Newcastle - that's 295 Miles of Shakespeare as the crow flies! All over the country lines were being hastily recited, costumed donned and lights focused!
Blacon High School performed not one, but two abridged Shakespeare plays at Manchester Contact Theatre on Tuesday 10th November 2015. The Tempest transported the audience to an island where the powerful sorcerer - the Duke of Milan - wreaked revenge on his usurpers, creating a storm which shipwrecked the unsuspecting sailors and made them pawns in Prospero’s game. The ensemble used music by The Rolling Stones and Queen and the context of the Supernatural to shape this comedy. A Midsummer Night’s Dream was performed in 1970’s costume, accompanied by music from The Beatles, as the row between the King and Queen of the fairies changed the fortunes of four young lovers fleeing through the woods.
Following their successful performances in Manchester, our talented Performing Arts students presented a Shakespeare Night here at Blacon High School on Thursday 19th November 2015 to a full house, performing both comedies to an audience of family, friends and Governors.
To complete their unit of study the ensembles presented their final performances to an audience at The Cavern Club, Liverpool on Monday 30th November 2015. This was an exhilarating experience and showcased the professionalism of our students as they completed their third performance in as many venues, adapting to a range of staging and performance spaces.