THE TRAGIC tale of Romeo and Juliet has been given a revamp with a version set in the 1950s.
Year 6 children at St Mary and St John’s Primary School, North Luffenham, gave two performances of the tale to a packed audience of friends and family.
The tale was given a new twist thanks to the musical score which had a rock and roll vibe.
Teacher Clare Briggs said: “The children took charge of the entire show for an enterprise project including the props, costumes and budgets. The soundtrack which came with the script had a rock and roll style which inspired the children to set the play in the 1950s.
“It’s a school tradition for the Year 6 pupils to perform a Shakespeare play at the end of the year and the children really enjoyed it.”
Any profits made from ticket sales will go towards a school yearbook for the pupils who are leaving this summer and to pay for a caricaturist who was due to visit the school.