Daviot pupils ‘achieve greatness’ in Twelfth Night performance
Daviot Primary School has marked Shakespeare’s 450th birthday by joining the largest Shakespeare Schools Festival to date.
Earlier this month 35,000 young people took to professional stages across the UK, and Daviot visited the One Touch Theatre at Eden Court earlier this month to perform their version of Twelfth Night.
Head Teacher, Andrew McCallum said: “What made Daviot’s performance particularly special was that their cast comprised of only seven pupils – aged between 6 and 11 – and they performed the play in the original Shakespearean language. Not only that, they shared 14 parts across 11 scenes and did it in front of a packed house!”
Mr Kortland, Parent Council Chair added: “It was an amazing performance by all the Daviot kids! They were all brilliant. The whole audience really enjoyed it and it was by far and away the best production on the night. It was the most enjoyable night out at the theatre I’ve ever had!”
The Shakespeare Schools Festival is the UK's largest youth drama festival that works with over 1,000 schools and 150 professional theatres. They provide tools, support and guidance necessary to enable schools to take students aged 8-18 on a wonderful journey by performing their own Shakespeare productions in front of audiences.
Daviot Primary is planning a repeat performance for the local community in the New Year.