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Nunhead - The Tempest

Our ambition: to present our adaptation of The Tempest for you by the end of the week. We're going to play and work hard and have lots of fun. We're going to learn about Shakespeare and the age in which he wrote. Yes, we're going to learn about iambic pentameter - not only that, your 5 to 11 year olds will write their own verse, and speak lots of Shakespeare! We'll create characters. We'll design our set, props, costume, puppets. We'll learn some story telling skills like puppetry, mask, stage combat. And we'll have so much fun....did I say that already?

Monday: Hast thou not dropped from heaven......? 

William.....who....? Introducing the greatest playwright that ever drew breath, his world, the people who watched his plays, were they so very different to us today? Elizabethan entertainment. The Globe theatre. 

Introducing Shakespeare's final play - The Tempest

Tuesday: My library was dukedom large enough

Introducing some of Shakespeare's famous characters - Comedy, Tragedy, History - poetry and prose. Iambic pentameter? What's that?

Creating the world of The Tempest

Wednesday: Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows

Song and dance. Let's get physical - learning some cool stage combat moves! Working with masks and puppets

Casting our play!

Thursday: Merrily, merrily, shall I live now

Rehearsing our play, working out our entrances and exits, learning our lines, being an ensemble

Friday: We are such stuff as dreams are made on

Show day. Putting the final touches on our show. Welcoming our audience. Wowing them with our incredible performances, our verse speaking, our singing and dancing. 

A standing ovation - this is where you come in....!



Laura Mugridge returns to head the team. Along the way you'll meet the brilliant Philippa Hogg, the hilarious Carwyn Blaney, and the creative magician Tilda Wilde. Read more about them HERE

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