William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Nights Dream - Chat Show crop“The pupils and staff really enjoyed the performance; I’ve had so many positive comments from the pupils!” – Jackie Cutler, Head of English, Thomas Coram Middle School 

Here at Big Wheel we love Shakespeare, but we know that his work can sometimes be a little inaccessible for students.  So we offer two different interactive workshops, as well an interactive assembly show, all about the greatest entertainer of all time that will excite and inspire your students!

 

Introduction to Shakespeare

comedies signThis workshop is perfect for students who are new to Shakespeare and is packed full of information about his comedies, histories and tragedies. We meet the characters from A Midsummer Night’s Dream on a Jerry Springer style talk show, play the game show Three Steps to Heaven and reenact our own interactive version of Hamlet.  It’s a fun and fast paced show that leaves the students with an idea of how great Shakespeare really was!

Versions of the show are suitable for key stage 2 and upwards and last between 75 and 90 minutes.  It can be performed for a maximum of 60 KS2 students and 100 KS3 students.

 

Shakespeare and Tragedy

A more advanced workshop that focuses on the conventions of Shakespeare’s tragedies.  Plays featured include Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello and Romeo & Juliet.  There’s a surprise visit from three weird sisters, a disastrous banquet scene and a tragic death that all help to illustrate how relevant and universal Shakespeare’s themes are – even in the 21st century.

This show is suitable for students who are studying Shakespeare either at GCSE or A Level.  It can be performed for a maximum of 100 students and lasts for 90 minutes.

 

Shakespeare’s Globe – Assembly show

In this assembly show, we look at the dynamic space that is Shakespeare’s Globe.  We discuss the use of the balcony, cellar and trap doors and talk about the types of people that watched performances there. In this show, the audience get to really experience the excitement of attending a play at the Globe around 1600, and see performances of  some of  Shakespeare’s most famous speeches.

There is no audience maximum for this assembly, which lasts around 30 minutes and it’s suitable for everyone!

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Pricing:

Introduction to Shakespeare and Shakespeare and Tragedy:

One workshop costs £350 plus VAT with subsequent shows priced at £250 plus VAT.  We can perform up to 3 shows in one day.  Travel may also be charged depending on location.

Shakespeare’s Globe assembly show:

£200 plus VAT and travel.

Email us to book or to find out more!

“It was excellent and a good mix of fun and information.  A good way to find out about Shakespeare as it has motivated the pupils to find out more/read for themselves.” – Charlotte Watson, Year 6 teacher, Aberdour School 

 
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