•   Pre-16 Learners

Shakespeare with a Twist: Romeo & Juliet

Event providers: UCEN Manchester

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“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?”

“Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”

“For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

The classic story of boy meets girl; girl’s family hates boy’s family; boy’s family hates girl’s family; boy kills girl’s cousin; boy and girl kill themselves.

Eat your heart out, Hollyoaks.

Bit of classic, bit of modern,

Bit of rap, a bit of tap.

Interaction, access, obligatory Q&A,

90 minutes, and we’ll be on our way!

Are your learners currently studying Romeo and Juliet for their GCSE Exams? Do they find it hard to understand the texts and themes that follow in the story? If yes, then this engagement is ideal for you!

Supervised and coordinated by professional actor and teacher Paul Broughton, 2nd year degree acting students from the Arden School of Theatre Manchester will perform key scenes from Shakespeare, in their original form and in reimagined modern English in front of a school audience as part of their end of year assessment!!

Learners will have the opportunity to interact and question acting students during and after the performance.

Dates: 11th – 14th December 2023

Session Timings – There are 2 sessions available on each of the dates above:

AM Session – 9:30am – 11:30am

PM Session: 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Each school can have a maximum of 2 bookings per day (subject to availability).

Please confirm which date and time slot of booking you require when putting a booking through.

Event Age Groups IconY10, Y11, Y9, Y8

11 Dec 2023 - 14 Dec 2023

9:30 - 11.30 am and 12.30-2.30pm

In School

In School/College

Gatsby benchmark 3 4 7 8

RPF learner outcomes LO1 LO3 LO5

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Booking info

Each school can have a maximum of 2 bookings per day.