Posted by Kayleigh Mcleod on the 27 Nov 2017

Congratulations to staff and pupils at Bedelsford School for an amazing performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at the Rose Theatre, Kingston.

Last night, students from Bedelsford School took part in the world’s largest youth drama festival - The Shakespeare Schools Festival (SSF).

Shakespeare is difficult and can be tricky to watch and read, but schools that get involved in the festival embark on a journey with SSF to make it much more accessible. Through a series of workshops students worked creatively as a team to develop a multisensory production.

Combining Makaton signing, lights, music and song, the cast beautifully recreated the ‘dream’ scene accompanied by musicians Tim Godwin and Gareth Smith.

This is the SSF 17th Festival with approximately 30,000 participants, includes 1,008 schools putting on 292 performances in 136 theatres.

The SSF is a charity that wants young children from every part of the UK to have the chance to be more confident and believe in their own futures.

Caroline Allen OBE, Principal & CEO OHC&AT said: “What a show! I am immensely proud of how the students worked together to create such a magical interpretation. Bravo!”