Performers put on a real show for pupils

Shakespeare at Scarborough College'The Lord Chamberlains Men who performed A Midsummer Nights Dream at Scarborough College..from left,Thomas Judd, Roddy Peters, Peter Bray and Jonny Bower..'Picture by Neil Silk  112318
Shakespeare at Scarborough College'The Lord Chamberlains Men who performed A Midsummer Nights Dream at Scarborough College..from left,Thomas Judd, Roddy Peters, Peter Bray and Jonny Bower..'Picture by Neil Silk 112318

ASPIRING performers from two Scarborough schools were given a treat after a performance from an acclaimed acting troupe.

The pupils from Scarborough College and St Martin’s Primary School shared a day with The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, who taught them basic routines from the Shakespearean era.

After indulging in acting workshops to master stage combat and try out period costumes, the youngsters were then treated to a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Despite the wet weather, which moved the show indoors, the all male cast of seven put on a real show to the delight of students.

Teacher Dan Maloney said: “Although the planned open air performance moved inside, this only served to enhance the evening, allowing for an intimate and enthralling audience experience.  

“The professionalism and adaptability of the company were admirable as they swiftly constructed the set in an indoor space.

“The cast of extremely talented classical actors delighted the audience with their exuberant interpretation and remained true to the original performance style, yet successfully reaching and engaging a modern audience of all ages.

“The actors ensured both young and old alike could experience Shakespeare at his best with plenty of passion, emotion and rapturous laughter.

He added hopes were high that the company, who received a huge standing ovation, could return to the school next year.