January 2017: Bard plays to packed audiences

THE Shakespearience was a stunning collection of three mini-playlets brought to life with incredible scenes.

Haslingden High School’s Sixth Form Theatre was transformed as Head of Drama Andy Anderson adopted the persona of Shakespeare and told the audience how he was penning three mini plays for the ‘Duke of Haslingden’.

The first half-hour play was A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed by Years 7 and 8, followed by Romeo and Juliet staged by Years 9, 10 and 11 and then it was over to the Sixth Form students to perform ‘The Scottish Play’ Macbeth.

Each performance was choreographed by a different drama teacher: Liz Anthony choreographed A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jade Bradey Romeo and Juliet while Andy choreographed Macbeth.

Miss Anthony said: “Year 12 art students did the face painting for the cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and it was brilliant.

“We had 80 in the cast and we had them all split up into different rooms for dressing rooms.

“They played to packed houses for three consecutive nights and it was an amazing experience for everyone who attended.”