Running from 21st June to 12th July 2014, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre presents Twelfth Night re-imagined for everyone aged six and over. Directed by Max Webster, this visually stimulating production uses only Shakespeare’s original text to create a condensed version of this madcap tale of mistaken identity designed to entertain and enlighten a younger audience.
To give each class the best possible enjoyment and understanding of the production, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre offers in-school workshops for Primary School years 3-6. Devised by Sarah Gordon of the Young Shakespeare Company, these storytelling and drama workshops introduce children to the story, characters and language of the play and work especially well when children have no prior knowledge of the story.
Workshops take place in advance of the theatre visit to see the production of Twelfth Night re-imagined and last 2 hours (including a 10 minute break) and can be booked for a weekday morning or afternoon between 2 June and 20 June inclusive.
All tickets for school groups of 10+ children for Twelfth Night re-imagined are £12, or £10 when booked in conjunction with a workshop. In addition to this, one teacher goes free with every ten tickets booked. Workshops for up to 30 children are £150.
With titles also of interest to secondary and higher education, education group rates are also available for Arthur Miller’s All My Sons (15 May – 7 June), Hobson’s Choice (12 June – 12 July), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (17 July – 23 August) and, returning following its critically-acclaimed run in 2013, To Kill a Mockingbird (28 August – 13 September), which will bring the 2014 summer season to a close.
For all performances (excluding Saturday evenings), the best available seats are on offer for All My Sons, Hobson’s Choice, Porgy and Bess and To Kill a Mockingbird to school groups of 10+ at £16.50. In addition to this, one teacher goes free with every ten tickets booked.
If your state primary school is within a London borough, you can apply for funding to cover your transport costs (including coaches) and match-funding for tickets from John Lyon’s Charity. See www.johnlyonscharity.org.uk and visit ‘Access to Arts Fund’.
Visit www.openairtheatre.com for further details.
Friday 14th March 2014