Lend your ears to QE actors

Queen Elizabeth’s School boys are to perform an abridged version of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, following a special drama workshop at the Arts Depot in Finchley.

Four schools in total are taking part in the project, with the QE boys, who are drawn from Years 8-11, representing Key Stages 3 and 4.

The QE team of actors, technicians and marketing assistants have been working on a cut-down version of the play in readiness for the public performance after half-term. They received expert help at the drama workshop at Finchley from an actor/director from the Central School of Speech and Drama, which is overseeing the project.

""At the workshop, the School’s team met up with participants from the three other schools, who have been preparing abridged versions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew. The workshop provided the pupils with a range of techniques and tips to improve their performance skills.

All four schools will present their 30-minute plays at the Arts Depot on Wednesday 7th November. Parents and friends who would like to support the QE actors can purchase tickets from the theatre’s box office on 0208 369 5454.