The first two productions on our current menu hit the road last week, and we asked students what they thought of them.
Meghan, a year 11 student in Evesham, says of A Christmas Carol what she’ll remember most is: “Everything!!! It was incredible. The comedy was impressive. Would love to see it again.”
Harrison, a year 11 student in Birmingham, says of Jekyll and Hyde what he’ll remember most is: “The portrayal of the characters and the accuracy of the performance in relation to the book.”
Staff have been posting great feedback on Twitter too. One teacher Tweeted about Jekyll and Hyde: “It was wonderful! Great learning experience for our boys who thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to your Macbeth performance already :)”
There’s still time to book an in-school performance from Fred Theatre for the current academic year. We are touring with four exciting productions:
Jekyll and Hyde A Christmas Carol
Macbeth Romeo and Juliet
Each of our 90-minute adaptations is designed to be a great introduction to the text, or a useful revision tool. Watching one of the productions really helps your students understand the narrative arc of the text, and they will hear those all-important quotes in context. They see and hear the text rather than just reading it, and, of course, there’s the simple joy of live theatre.
Jekyll and Hyde is a 60-minute adaptation.
All of this at a very cost-effective price too! Booking a performance from Fred Theatre is a whole heap cheaper than paying for theatre tickets + travel costs + the time of staff and helpers.
All four productions are fresh and exciting re-tellings of the familiar and much-loved stories, and feature a cast of six professional actors. We concentrate on the text and producing a faithful representation of the original… just a little shorter!
All we need to perform at your school is a space approximately 5m x 5m with room (of course) for the audience.
And we don’t leave our involvement with just the performance. We send out regular newsletters for students that build up to the performance with lots of great information on the show. We give students feedback cards which can be used as a valuable tool in the classroom after the show. And, we can also arrange workshops if that’s of interest.
You can call me to discuss any aspect of Fred Theatre playing at your school on 01789 777612. Alternatively, email Helen in our office: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll have a chat about how we can help, collect a few details from you and respond with more information.
PS: We are more than happy to engage with the audience via a QandA session after the performance, if that would be helpful.