Posted on: 15th July 2019
Year 9 students from Ormiston Sudbury Academy (OSA) will be participating in a three-day ‘Playmaking Festival’ the school has organised in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) this week.
OSA will be joined by students from a number of other regional schools from Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), the trust that sponsors the school, at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich on Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th July.
The festival forms the culmination of OSA’s first year as a Lead Associate School for the RSC and marks the debut of the RSC Associate Schools’ programme in the region.
The Playmaking Festival will showcase the work of students from 14 primary, secondary and special schools performing abridged versions of the five acts from Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ over three nights. Each evening, more than 100 students, from schools including Ormiston Sudbury, Stoke, Victory, Rivers, Denes and Endeavour academies will give a mass performance of the play’s Prologue. Following the direction of staff from the RSC, a different school with then each perform one of the five acts of one of Shakespeare’s most famous and beloved plays.
Ormiston Sudbury Academy is immensely proud of its students and their hard work on this project, as well as the school’s prestigious association with the Royal Shakespeare Company, as one of only 25 RSC Lead Associate Schools in the country.
Tickets are available to purchase in person, by phone or online from the New Wolsey Theatre, priced £5 – https://www.wolseytheatre.co.uk/shows/rsc-associate-schools-playmaking-festival-romeo-and-juliet-abridged/