Sky Blue’s Shakespeare Rewired® workshops have been performed across the country at over 300 schools to over 35,000 delighted students.
The workshops work well as a kick-start to your project. It gives the children a very clear understanding of the story of the chosen play from the outset or additionally as a celebration at the end of the topic.
We can work with the same group covering 2 different Shakespeare plays in the one day or work with 2 different groups.
All we require on the day is:
The use of the school hall or a suitably sized space, access to a plug socket, 14 chairs and 1 table and up to 100 students per workshop!
Using the student’s own words and ideas we retell Shakespeare’s play through an interactive and highly-entertaining format that sees pupils become the stars of the show, complete with costumes to wear and props to wield – all under our expert direction.
For each 90 min workshop:
Actors encourage willing volunteers to take to the stage and each is given a role, costume and appropriate props. After introducing the world of the play we lead students through the story encouraging them to perform, play, improvise, use their own words, and entertain their audience of classmates. Actors then give the students a sometimes gruesome, always entertaining ‘tour’ of Shakespeare’s Globe theatre before finally perform a short scene in full raucous, traditional Elizabethan style.
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Our breakout workshops are precisely tailored to develop speaking and listening skills through drama and are a great stimulus to a unit of work.
Whether it be class size, academic level or budget, we offer a package that is advantageous and affordable.
Plays we’re currently touring: A Midsummer Nights Dream, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Twelfth Night and The Tempest!
We continue to gain 100% positive feedback from all schools visited!