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“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 all about the greatest entertainer of all time that will excite and inspire your students!

Introduction to Shakespeare

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This 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 talk show, play the game-show ‘Three Steps to Heaven’ (illustrating the design and feel of the Globe theatre), and re-enact 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 or KS3 students and 100 KS4 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. If you are studying a different play, we will relate each point we make about the tragedies to your set text, giving students a richer understanding of the play they are studying.

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.


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Introduction to Shakespeare and Shakespeare and Tragedy:

One workshop costs £450 plus VAT with subsequent shows priced at £250 plus travel costs if outside London plus VAT.

We can perform up to 3 shows in one day.  

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