Shakespeare Schools Foundation is once again bringing the world’s largest youth drama festival to Knowsley for local young people to showcase their talent.
Pupils from 10 schools in Knowsley are joining nearly 30,000 pupils in nearly 1,000 schools across the country to celebrate Shakespeare and perform some of his most loved pieces of work.
Shakespeare Schools Foundation is a cultural education charity that uses the unique power of Shakespeare to ‘instil curiosity and empathy, aspiration and self-esteem, literacy and teamwork – giving young people the confidence to see that all the world is their stage.’
The experience of putting together the productions and performing them on stage in front of an audience allows young people to develop their self-esteem, improve their confidence and unlock the potential of both pupils and teachers.
Macbeth – St John Fisher RC Primary School
Much Ado about Nothing -St Joseph’s The Worker RC Primary School
Romeo and Juliet – Stockbridge Village Primary School
Romeo and Juliet – Our Lady’s RC Primary School
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – St Luke’s RC Primary School
Much Ado about Nothing – St Mark’s Catholic Primary School
Twelfth Night – Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School
Macbeth – St Joseph’s RC Primary School
Romeo and Juliet – St Marie’s RC Primary School
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – St Michael and All Angels RC Primary School
All performances from pupils at Knowsley schools take place on the main stage in the Sports Hall in Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park, starting at 7pm.
Tickets are £9.50/£7 and the group rate is £6.50
To book tickets, you can call Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park on 0151 443 2200 or visit in person which is on Longview Drive, Huyton L36 6EG
Knowsley often celebrates Shakespeare’s links with Prescot and loves to keep his memory alive; Prescot will soon become home to the ‘Shakespeare North Playhouse’ and the famous playwright has been celebrated at Prescot’s Elizabethan Fayre. Traditional Shakespearean performances have been held in Knowsley and the borough has even had the privilege of being the chosen venue for an international Shakespeare symposium.