DGS students star in thrilling production of Hamlet at Shakespeare Schools Festival
On 22nd November 2018 the Mick Jagger Centre hosted an event in the programme of the 18th annual Shakespeare Schools Festival, which runs from October through November 2018, and comprises around 300 performances from Penzance to Falkirk, Barnsley to Belfast, from inner-cities to seaside towns.
The Shakespeare Schools Foundation is a cultural education charity that gives young people across the UK the confidence to succeed in life. Every year, they work with thousands of pupils from every community, background and school type and encourage students to produce exhilarating performances in professional theatres nationwide; an experience which can give confidence and self esteem to last a lifetime.
The evening at the MJC showcased four productions by local schools, namely Hamlet (Dartford Grammar School), Macbeth (Marlborough School), Much Ado About Nothing (Parkway Primary School) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Riverside School).
Students from Dartford Grammar School delivered a gripping production of Hamlet in their part of the evening. Their hard work over the preceding weeks culminated in a fantastic performance that was testimony to the dedication of the students and the hard work they had put in to rehearsals. Special thanks go to Mr English as Producer and to Ms. Stirman and Mr Stevens for their backstage work, as well as staff and students who came along to watch.