Witham Hall School pupils to perform in Shakespeare event

Youngsters at Witham Hall School are preparing to take centre stage as part of the National Shakespeare Schools Festival.

Seventeen children from Year 7 and Year 8 at the school will be performing at the Key Theatre in Peterborough, on Monday. The children have been working hard over the last few weeks to perfect their 30 minute production of The Tempest. As well as rehearsing in school, they have taken part in a training workshop at the Key Theatre and travelled to Stratford-upon-Avon to watch a production of the Tempest.

The choice of the Tempest was made many months ago and the cast was delighted to discover that the Tempest was also chosen as the inspiration for the opening and closing Ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and featured several extracts from the play.

Headteacher Charles Welch said: “We are again delighted to be part of the festival. It is wonderful to see their individual and collective talent expressed through this production.”

The show starts at 7pm. Tickets are £8 for adults and £6 for children and concessions.

Tickets are available the Key Theatre website at www.
vivacity-peterborough.com/venues/key-theatre, or by phoning 01733 207239.