Music & Arts | Posted 20.04.2015

An evening of Shakespeare at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall

All pupils in Rudiments (year 8) at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall played a part in two Shakespeare productions at the end of the Spring term.

The first play of the evening was Macbeth; set in an army base, it focused on Macbeth’s crazed ambition, driven by Lady Macbeth. The carnage and consequent civil war swiftly took the central characters into the realms of arrogance, madness and death.

The second play of the evening was Twelfth Night, one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies, centred on the twins, Viola and Sebastian. The production was set on the fictitious holiday island of Illyria. Through a series of hilarious cases of mistaken identity a crazy triangle ensued.

Everyone had worked extremely hard to produce two very fine performances, enjoyed by a large audience of parents, staff and pupils in the Centenaries Theatre.