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Shakespeare Trilogy Roadshow Trip

On Monday 14th January, Year 10 Drama students attended the launch day of the 'Shakespeare Trilogy on screen Roadshow' at The Lowry Theatre, Salford. The Shakespeare Trilogy is a collection of 3 Shakespeare productions, developed and performed by 'Donmar Warehouse,' an all female theatre company. 

The students took part in 2 workshops, led by drama practitioners from Donmar Warehouse. These workshops explored the plot, themes and language of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar.' We were extremely lucky that the director of the productions, Phyllida Lloyd, was able to join us in these workshops. Phyllida has not only directed all three of the Shakespeare Trilogy productions, but is a renowned director of major theatrical productions and films. She is best known for directing Mamma Mia! (both the on stage musical and the film) and The Iron Lady. Not many Year 10 students can say they have worked with a famous director! 

 After lunch, we watched a screening of 'Julius Caesar' which had a really interesting twist. Not only was it an all female cast, but it was a 'play within a play' set in a female prison.  

 

Afterwards, we had a Q&A with Phyllida and one of the actors from the production, Jade Anouka. It was really interesting to get their insight into the creative decisions they had made for the production and to speak about their careers overall.  

The day was a wonderful experience for the Year 10 students. Thank you to The Lowry Theatre and Donmar Warehouse. We hope to work with both of you again in the future!