Shakespeare's Plays

Subject: Storytelling and Shakespeare
Age Group: 7-11 Year Olds (KS2)
Available in London, North West, South West, and West Midlands
Introduce your class to Shakespeare in a fun and accessible way using movement and vocalisation. Bring one of the Bard’s famous plays to life, exploring the plot, experimenting with the language and taking on a host of captivating characters.

Choose from the following plays:

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (KS1 & KS2)
  • Hamlet
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Macbeth
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • The Tempest
  • Twelfth Night


The use of Shakespeare’s original text is woven into the workshop in a child friendly way. The children are encouraged to experiment with the sounds, rhythms and beauty of his language.

The workshop will deepen the children’s understanding of your chosen play. The teamwork format is ideal for developing communication skills and the character’ dilemmas raise the issues of morality, decision-making and choice.


Important Events Link

This workshop is perfect to support year-round learning as well as the following important events in your year planner:
  • Shakespeare Week (21st-27th March 2022)
  • Shakespeare's Birthday, 1564 (23rd April)


"Children were totally captivated and enthralled by the workshop. They have not stopped repeating some of the lines that were learnt. Totally professional."

Kathryn Grundy, Hylands Primary School, Romford



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Important Information

Type: Drama workshop
Length of session: 60 minutes
Price£123 + VAT
Number of children: up to 30 - extra children are negotiable
All Freshwater drama facilitators are DBS checked


• Curriculum specific
• Experienced facilitator
• Interactive learning
• Opportunity to observe children's progress
• Easy booking process
• Follow-up packs available
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