Worthing gears up for Shakespeare festival

The Comedy of Errors will be performed at this week's Shakespeare festival in Worthing.

The Comedy of Errors will be performed at this week's Shakespeare festival in Worthing.

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SHAKESPEARE is the inspiration for a four-day festival for schoolchildren.

The Worthing Schools’ Shakespeare Festival launches on Wednesday (June 20) and will see more than 100 children from secondary schools across Worthing performing in one of six Shakespeare plays.

They are being performed on the seafront, at various points between Splash Point and the waterwise garden, and will culminate in a bumper day of events on Saturday.

On Wednesday, (June 20), Thursday (June 21) and Friday (June 22) there will be performances at 6 and 7.30pm, and on Saturday five plays can be seen in a row between noon and 6.30pm.

Wednesday is A Midsummer Night’s Dream at 6pm and Romeo and Juliet at 7.30pm. Thursday is The Tempest, at 6pm, and Macbeth, at 7.30pm. While Friday is The Comedy of Errors from 6pm and Much Ado About Nothing at 7.30pm.

On Saturday (June 23), there is a children’s art workshop at Splash Point from 10-11.30am, then the first play starts at noon.