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Bromley schoolchildren receive free Romeo and Juliet tickets at The Globe

PUBLISHED: 14:40 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:40 22 March 2013

Romeo and Juliet at The Globe

Romeo and Juliet at The Globe

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Schoolchildren from Bromley were among 1,600 pupils who were given free tickets to see Romeo and Juliet at The Globe theatre in London this month.

The production, a modern take one of the Bard’s most classic plays, was especially created for 11 to 16-year-olds.

The Bromley Times was invited to brave the cold last night and attend a gala performance of the show, and we were not disappointed.

Retaining Shakespeare’s language, the production was utterly original and was clearly well-received by the young people who remained enthralled for the full 90 minutes, despite many of them standing.

The Bromley schools which received tickets were Kemnal Technology School, St Olave’s, Beaverwood School for Girls, Hayes School, Charles Darwin and Bonus Pastor Catholic College, with the last three also benefiting from in-school workshops.

Each year the project, sponsored by Deutsche Bank, provides the first introduction to live theatre for many London teenagers.

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