Young Shakespeare Company in school performances
Gibraltar pupils in the Middle schools last week enjoyed performances of ‘The Tempest’ by William Shakespeare presented by the Young Shakespeare Company.
Back in Gibraltar for another year the performances have included a series of workshops as well as the performances. On Friday the players performed to pupils in St Anne’s Middle School. The visit formed part of this year’s Spring Festival programme supported by the John Mackintosh Hall Trust and the Parasol Foundation.
Over 100,000 young people see these shows specially produced for young people every year with the Young Shakespeare Company providing a year-round programme of workshops, performances, residencies and INSET courses as well as working in schools, theatres and professional development centres internationally and throughout the UK. Productions directed for the Young Shakespeare Company also include: Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet and Twelfth Night, some of which have been presented on previous visits.
The Young Shakespeare Company was founded in 1989 by Artistic Directors Christopher Geelan and Sarah Gordon. Mr Geelan is a theatre director specialising in making Shakespeare accessible to young audiences. Ms Gordon is the author of “Active Approaches To Primary School Shakespeare”.