Date Posted... May 20th 2024

Shakespearean Successes for Year 4 Plays

There was a double helping of Shakespeare on the menu for the Year 4 play as two titanic tragedies were taken on by our incredible pupils.

With adaptations of the classic plays created for schools by Geoff Bamber, Macbeth was the first to take to the stage, as three witches gather to tell the Scottish general Macbeth that he will one day become King of Scotland. Encouraged by his wife, Macbeth kills the king, with endless repercussions and tragic events unfolding.

In this brilliant version, we see one of our witches struggling with her satellite navigation system, a mad Scottish doctor and much murder and mayhem.

Following this epic performance was Shakespeare’s classic love story, Romeo and Juliet. Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene… Our Year 4 pupils managed to unravel this tragic tale of family feuds, love and untimely death in a brilliantly told adaptation, with plenty of laughs along the way.

With original music from Harry Morse, these two productions showed some outstanding acting, stage fighting and epic deaths. All of the children worked incredibly hard, with some challenging and complex scenes to deliver.

Thanks to Mrs Morse and to all of the staff and parents who made the shows such a huge success and well done to our talented and courageous Year 4 thespians.