Uptown Funk meets Shakespeare

Second year students have been busy this week as the annual Shakespeare Festival took place on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 February.

 

Hosted in the Burrell Theatre, students from five English classes each performed their own 20 minute version of a Shakespeare play.

 

The night was a resounding success with plays ranging from Hamlet to a stellar modern enactment Romeo and Juliet, where even Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’ was used in one of the scenes. Other acts included King Lear, Henry IV and The Tempest.

 

This is the tenth year that the Shakespeare Festival has taken place. It has become a well recognised part of the school calendar with students practicing months in advance of the production.

 

Ms Selvey, Head of English said:

Ask any of our sixth formers about the Shakespeare Festival and their faces light up as they remember the parts they played and the lines they spoke; it’s a real highlight of everyone’s Truro School life.