I am delighted that I am going to be working with the Shakespeare Schools Festival in the Autumn 2012 period. I will be working in several venues, including the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend; the Gordon Craig theatre in Stevenage and the Broxbourne Civic Hall in Hoddestone in Herts.
I will be working as a host and a venue manager and it is going to be very exciting.
Shakespeare Schools Festival (SSF) is an inclusive, non-competitive festival. Four schools a night perform 30-minute plays in their local professional theatre. This is our 13th annual Festival, and promises to be the biggest and best yet.
We challenge the preconception that studying Shakespeare is difficult or dull through a combination of teacher training, workshops and student performance in a professional theatre. We provide the scripts, resources, training and framework you need to direct Shakespeare in a professional theatre.
SSF is not a competition; we focus on the enrichment of the individuals involved and value the rehearsal process as well as the end performance.
It start in September, with workshops through September and then the final performances will be in November. I wish all of the children and teachers involved lots of luck and I hope they enjoy the very exciting process.