Mrs Clare Williams, Drama Teacher at St George's International School has taken on the challenge of organising and hosting the first ever festival of school's Shakespeare in Luxembourg. Inspired by the work of the Shakespeare Schools' Foundation in the UK she has arranged for students aged between 12 - 16 from St George's, ISL and European School Kirchberg to share work in a professional theatre and receive feedback from a professional actor.
Students have been tasked, under the direction of their respective teachers to stage a shortened version of a classic Shakespeare play to be performed at Neumünster Abbey on 12th January. The evening will consist of three shows, each featuring two different Shakespeare plays.
St George's - Hamlet
ISL - Romeo and Juliet
ST George's - Romeo and Juliet
ISL - Macbeth
European School Kirchberg - Julius Caesar
St George's - Macbeth
Kieran Donnelly, an actor from Oxford, England who has many years specialising in working with Shakespeare texts will watch all productions and provide a live feedback session for the performers in school the following day.
Student's are excitedly preparing for their performances, rehearsing in lessons, during their lunch breaks and after school to be ready for what is in many cases, their debut stage appearance.
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The event is free of charge, however if you do wish to donate, please donate here.
All donations will go towards 13 Theatre’s 2024 Edinburgh Fringe Festival show fund. The Theatre company 13 Theatre was established to help students graduating from St George’s have a helping hand making their way into theatre as an industry. Any student who has trained in Drama or performing arts at St George’s as an alumnus is eligible to audition for a part in a new play created in collaboration with St George’s drama teachers. This play will be premiered in a professional venue at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which is an excellent platform for new work. The work and performance can be reviewed and can become a solid feature of any new actor’s resume as they take their first steps into the world on theatre.