Workshop brings Shakespeare play to Houghton school

Youngsters at a city school saw Shakespeare's work brought to life.

Monday, 4th April 2016, 12:00 pm
Shakespeare in action at Kepier Academy at Houghton.

Kepier Academy in Houghton enjoyed a visit from Theatre Space North East and Sunderland Library Service.

They were invited to the Dairy Lane school to run an interactive workshop on The Bard.

They did a 30-minute performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and then played drama games, before getting the students to work in groups and perform a scene from the play.

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English teacher Natalie Hodgson said: “The theatre group was amazing and the learners had a brilliant time.

“Events like this make a real difference to our learners understanding of Shakespeare.

“It is something we will certainly be looking to repeat in the future.”