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Wellacre Returns to the Theatre

Posted at 8:57 am on 15th July, 2021

A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Year 9

Year 9 students were excited to return to the theatre, when ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’  came to Manchester recently.

On 23rd June, a group of Year 9 English and P6 Drama club students travelled into the city centre to a pop up, open air theatre in Manchester's Home ground.

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The trip was highly anticipated as it was the first theatre trip for all involved, since before the March 2020 lockdown. 

The Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre Production, offered a riotous version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream reimagined as part of a Summer programme at Homeground.  In one of Shakespeare’s best-loved play, young lovers and warring fairies cross paths in this exciting and inventive adaptation featuring live music.

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Miss Flowers, Leader of KS4 English, said:

“The students all sat and enjoyed this interesting piece of theatre, which was told through a play within a play style with comedy at the forefront of the production.”

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Year 9 student, Ben, said:

“I really enjoyed the play, it was nice to be out at the theatre again!”

Mrs Sharrock, Principal, was delighted that students were able to access live theatre again.  She said:

“Opportunities like this are so valuable for young people and I’m pleased the boys and staff enjoyed the performance.”

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