I am pleased to report that the schools working on A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play For The Nation have now been officially announced. In the case of the Barbican run the children will be coming from Beam Primary School (Year 5) and Eastbury Community School (Year 7) which are both in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Other children from schools local to Stratford upon Avon will be appearing during our dates at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
In all 583 children (aged between 6-12) from 28 schools throughout the UK will take to the stage in theatres in their areas as the production tours the country. The full press release detailing all the schools taking part is available here. Best wishes to all the children taking part; you are going to have something very memorable to look back on.
Schools and teachers can download a superb set of resources about the play and find out more about how their schools can be involved by going to the education section of the RSC website