Brazilian Shakespeare in Southwark

Brazilian Shakespeare in Southwark

09 November 2012
Much Ado Brazilian style

Our Brazilian interpretation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing captivated audiences at the Unicorn Theatre Southwark, at the UK’s largest youth drama festival. 

Performing at the annual Shakespeare Schools Festival (SSF), our pupils set their production in 1970s Brazil, capturing the mood of the time in a riot of colour and movement and with both comic and serious elements.  The cast were praised by Lydia Lewison (Regional Manager for the SSF) for performances which were really funny, but also clever, nuanced and thoughtful. “They had thought about their own performances and not just gone for the stock interpretation of a character, delivering their lines with conviction and personality.”

Taking part in the SSF has been a wonderfully positive professional experience for our girls, and one that they will remember for a long time. It has recently been reported that Michael Gove has awarded the charity an extra £140,000 to triple the number of schools it works with. We are delighted to know that other schools will have the opportunity that we have had.