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Bard's work made accessible to pupils

PUBLISHED: 15:39 24 February 2010 | UPDATED: 10:46 12 August 2010

PUPILS have been given hundreds of free tickets to see a production of Macbeth at Shakespeare s Globe in London.

PUPILS have been given hundreds of free tickets to see a production of Macbeth at Shakespeare's Globe in London.

The production, created especially for teenagers by Globe Education, will be performed for a total of 14,000 London pupils including hundreds from Bromley.

Schools to benefit from the Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank scheme include The Priory, Orpington, Bishop Justus C of E School, Bromley and The Ravensbourne School in Hayes Lane.

Pupils will also have access to an interactive online learning resource and be able to take part in workshops led by Globe Education.

Patron of the project, Hustle actor Adrian Lester, said: "This is a fantastic project. There is a lot of talk about 'keeping theatre alive' and the only way to do that is to catch your audience early and give them the bug - and that means seeing live performances. But tickets are expensive and there are whole swathes of schools that would not be able to attend - this project tackles that problem head on."

The free performances will take place from next month with the shows on Friday, March 5 at 7pm and Saturday, March 6 at 2pm open to the public with 2,500 tickets available on a first-come first-served basis.

These public performances include the Globe's first ever captioned performance, for audience members who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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