Gallery: Youngsters from Wilby Primary School ready to take to the stage for Shakespeare Festival

BUDDING thespians are preparing to tread the boards and perform a popular play by England’s most celebrated playwright.

Youngsters from Wilby Primary School are staging William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Tuesday.

It is part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival (SSF) of Great Britain at Jerwood DanceHouse on Ipswich Waterfront.

The production uses original Shakespearean language and professional sound and lighting systems.

Assistant headteacher Roisin Wiseman said the youngsters from Wilby – aged from eight to 10 – have fully embraced the project and are looking forward to getting on stage.

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“The school champions the creative arts and takes great pride in the level of musical and dramatic performance that we produce,” she said.

“Our children show the ability to achieve extraordinarily high standards – not only in terms of academic achievement but also their levels of performance. The confidence they gain from this is just wonderful.”

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The show at Jerwood House is sold out but the children will be performing again at Wilby Village Hall on October 23 at 7.30pm. Contact the school on 01379 384708 for details.

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