Shakespeare to be performed by MK schools

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TWELVE city schools will be among 125 throughout the south east taking part in a celebration of Shakespeare this week.

The nationwide Shakespeare Schools Festival (SSF) has been taking place throughout October and November, with schools in MK taking part over the next three days.

The event, in its thirteenth year, aims to aid the cultural education of the next generation.

SSF chief executive, Penelope Middelboe, said: “There is something very exciting about entrusting the work of one of our most monumental playwrights to the next generation.

“It is only by allowing young people to discover for themselves how art helps make sense of their world that the UK will be able to retain its leading position as a nation with a rich cultural heritage and strong contribution to the arts.”

Performances will take place at the Stantonbury Campus Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 (£6 concessions). People can buy tickets by calling the box office on 01908 324422.

The following performances will take place:

Bow Brickhill C of E (VA) Primary School: Tuesday, November 6 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Denbigh School: Tuesday, November 6 – The Taming of the Shrew

Slated Row School: Tuesday, November 6 – The Merchant of Venice

St. Gregory’s Catholic Middle School: Tuesday, November 6 – Hamlet

Milton Keynes Academy: Wednesday, November 7 – Much Ado About Nothing

Oakgrove School: Wednesday, November 7 – Romeo and Juliet

Oxley Park Academy: Wednesday, November 7 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Wrenn School: Wednesday, November 7 – Antony and Cleopatra

Milton Keynes Youth Theatre: Thursday, November 8 – Twelfth Night

Summerfield Combined School: Thursday, November 8 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Hazeley Academy: Thursday, November 8 – The Merchant of Venice

Walton High: Thursday, November 8 – MacBeth