Half term break over, the company headed back on the road last week. Emma Butcher, Rob Welling and Kaitlin Cusack started their tour of The Passenger to Year 11 students in Surrey schools, The Frankenstein Project workshops moved to Kent and Year 11 students in Witham, Essex, saw scenes from their exam play An Inspector Calls brought to life in lively and interactive workshops.
In addition, Riad Richie, Cory Stuckey and Maria Simmonds travelled with their acclaimed performances of Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet to Kent, Surrey, Suffolk , Norfolk and London. The evaluation forms from the first half of term are now in and the response to both plays from pupils and staff has been a wonderful reward for the cast’s passion and commitment.
The modern twist to appeal to the teenage audience, the great use of the text mixed with modern language made it accessible to all. It reinforced the students’ understanding of the key scenes and allowed them to understand the characters. It was a fantastic production and excellent adaptation of the play.
Head of English, Winton Community Academy
Romeo and Juliet
The interaction with the pupils was great: I think they really enjoyed being part of the show. The way you perform makes it feel relevant and up-to-date. This can be an issue when it is taught in the classroom. Fantastic! We really appreciate your hard work. See you next year.
Deputy Head of English, The Folkestone School for Girls