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Bromley youngsters to tread the boards at The Churchill Theatre in Shakespeare festival

PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 September 2013

The Shakespeare Schools Festival

The Shakespeare Schools Festival

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Schoolchildren are set to dazzle on stage this month when the Churchill Theatre in Bromley plays its part in the UK's largest youth drama festival.

The Shakespeare Schools Festival works with more than 1,000 primary, secondary and special schools nationwide to enable children to perform abridged Shakespeare plays at their local, professional theatre.

Author Philip Pullman, Shakespeare Schools Festival patron, said: “Every child in every school should have the chance to experience this magical process.”

From October 14-15 the stage will be lit up by children from four Bromley schools performing four Shakespeare plays each night.

A primary school teacher involved in the festival said: “The audience reaction to our Macbeth was wonderful.

“Our narrator, Ben, even told me that it was the best experience of his life – you can’t really get much better than that.”

To come along and support your school visit atgtickets.com. Tickets start from £6.50 and performances begin at 7pm. Details of participating schools and their performance day can be obtained from the box office.

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