The Globe Players visited Kingsbury High School and wowed Year 7 students, on Wednesday 8th June, with their play, What You Will.
Kingsbury High’s school hall was transformed into a theatre-in-the-round performance space where scenes from Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth and Richard III were performed as an introduction to Shakespeare.
Students Adam Amzel (form 7C), Zianne Dawson (form 7H) and George Hammond (form 7U) had a conversation after the play where they said “We really liked the play because they used Elizabethan language, costumes and Elizabethan props so it was really enjoyable. We have been studying Shakespeare in our English lessons so it was great to see the plays come to life. Our favourite parts of What you Will were The Comedy of Errors and Macbeth.
We would definitely recommend this play and if you want to learn more about Shakespeare, you should really watch it!”
On Monday 21st March The Globe Players visited Kingsbury High School with their First World War production of Desperate Glory.
This year is one hundred years since the Battle of Verdun and the Battle of the Somme. Desperate Glory marks this centenary with a lively and moving show which combines the prose and poems of the writers who fought in the First World War with many of the music hall songs of the time, and brings to life the experience of some of the men and women whose lives were devastated by the first industrialised war. The patriotism, disillusionment, satire and sheer horror expressed in the writings of the soldier-poets are set against a background of the changing attitudes of those at home.
The play was performed to some 300 Year 8 students throughout the day. Associate Head of the English Faculty, Ms Bali, said “Desperate Glory was an extremely moving, richly entertaining, and, above all, thought-provoking show about World War One. It was an excellent introduction to the Year 8 unit: War Poetry.”
On Monday 22nd June 2015 The Globe Players transformed Kingsbury High’s school hall into a theatre-in-the-round performance space.
Year 7 students surrounded the stage where they were taken through an array of Shakespearean plays. Audible ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ were heard from eager students as scenes from Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night and Richard III were performed.
Second in Charge of the English Department, Jasliene Sangha, said “The performance was a vibrant introduction to the Shakespearean unit students have been studying in their English lessons.”