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Pupils pack bags to support theatre ambitions
8:30am Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
STUDENTS from Droitwich Spa High School packed bags at a town supermarket to raise money for their forthcoming production of Twelfth Night.
Pupils were on hand at Morrisons to help customers on Sunday, September 15.
The initiative raised more than £150 which means that over £300 has now been raised to help pay for the cost of the production.
Twenty nine students drawn from year nine to year 13 at the Briar Mill school will be performing the show at The Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham on October 22 before taking it back to the school at a later date.
Droitwich Spa High School is entering the Shakespeare for Schools festival for the third year running. Rehearsals are already underway twice a week under the watchful eyes of directors Miss Laura Jones and Mr Adam Kirk, both from the English department. In addition, former student Liam Alexandru is returning on a dramatic internship to learn the ropes of theatre direction.
Miss Jones said: “Last year’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream was a great success, as was The Taming of the Shrew the year before, so we have hard acts to follow, but I am confident that the students will rise to the occasion and put on a great show. They certainly have the talent.”
In addition to the show at the Old Rep, the students will have an opportunity to visit the theatre at the start of October for a creative workshop run by professional actors, designed to give the young thespians a real taste of the profession.
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