Earlier this month local schoolchildren were given the chance to perform on the stage of Shakespeare's Globe. The children performed the tragedy Macbeth for a large crowd of family and friends.
While some classes portrayed their characters one at a time, many of them grouped to form one character, speaking the lines in turn or in unison. All of the students participating did marvellously, presenting their scenes in a surprisingly professional manner.
Despite the wonderful quality of their performance it was obvious that the children were really enjoying themselves, and each class took extra care to make sure that all of their students were included in their efforts.
Globe Education, which arranged this event, attempts to introduce children to the great works by engaging them in unique ways, and this was certainly a unique opportunity for these local children.