Pupils will have the chance to show off their Shakespeare skills in new competition
Schools across South Yorkshire will have the chance to show off their Shakespeare skills in a new competition arranged by Sheffield Theatres, which invites children to showcase their creative and performance talents.
The competition aims to engage children aged eight upwards in Shakespeare’s much loved comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by asking them to explore the mechanicals amateur dramatics scene from the play, and devise their own piece for video submission to Sheffield Theatres.
The winning school will win tickets for their class and accompanying teachers to see the show when it plays in the Crucible from 27 September –20 October.
Robert Hastie, director of the show, said: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a play all about music, magic and make-believe, and at the end of the show there’s a moment where all the characters come together and put on their own play to celebrate a big wedding.
“Your version of this classic scene can be as imaginative as you’d like; you can set it on the moon, you can all dress as hippos or you could tell the whole story with mime! We want you to engage your imaginations, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with.”
The deadline for entries is 18 June at 5pm. For all information on how to get your class involved, and for all terms and conditions, visit the website.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be in the Crucible from 27 September –20 October 2018. Tickets can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office in-person, by phone on 0114 249 6000 or online and are priced from £15.00.