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Over this last half term there will be an exciting opportunity for students to audition for Herschel’s 2019 Shakespeare Schools Festival entry and I would encourage students who take an interest in Drama to audition. This year we will be performing a 30 minute version of AS YOU LIKE IT at South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell on Wednesday 16th October 2019 directed by current Year 12 student, Minnie Cross. Shakespeare Schools Festival is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, develop skills in Shakespeare in preparation for GCSE English and develop confidence in the language and performance. Cast opportunities will include a professional Actors’ Workshop at the venue on 24th September as well as the experience of “teching” and performing in a professional theatre venue.

Auditions will be taking place on Monday 1st July and audition information has been emailed to students. Rehearsals will take place Mondays after school until 6pm latest. All rehearsal information will be displayed on the noticeboard outside Drama and be emailed weekly to students involved.

Along with the main school production in the summer of 2020, this next year is set to be full of exciting performance opportunities for Herschel students to be a part of, watch some fantastic theatre and continue to develop skills that will encourage them to become resilient, creative and well-rounded people.

Your continued support in Drama is much appreciated.