Harrow Way Students Take Shakespeare from Page to Stage in Just Two WeeksSince 1995, Harrow Way’s Shakespeare Project has set the same challenge to the school’s Year 11 BTEC Drama students: to take a full Shakespearean production from page to stage in just two weeks. Working alongside a professional actor the students duly delivered the play Love, Shakespeare to a sold out audiences over three nights.

During the February half-term week, with the support of professional actor, Louise Kempton (Warhorse, Dorian Grey and Doctors), the Harrow Way thespians rose to that challenge. The play, a collection of Shakespearean scenes, explores the theme of love from many angles: romantic love, familial love, abusive love; love that creates and love that destroys. Curriculum Leader for Drama Euan Manson said: “In just 12 days after they first set foot in the rehearsal room, the Year 11 students were ready. Their final challenge – to entertain more than 400 people over 3 nerve wracking shows. The result – a wonderful performance that, we hope, offered its audience yet another good reason to love Shakespeare.”

Harrow Way has an established reputation for their Performing Arts provision with 100% of its Drama students achieve the equivalent of A*-C. For more information on Harrow Way Community School, please call 01264 364533 or visit www.harroway.hants.sch.uk. Visits to the school by appointment are always welcome.

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