Lancing kids perform rewritten classic

Children at the Globe performing their play.

Children at the Globe performing their play.

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STUDENTS gave a classic Shakespeare play a modern twist when they rewrote it for their own performance.

Children at Globe Primary School, in Irene Avenue, performed a rewritten version of Much Ado About Nothing, after a student took an interest in the play and decided to rewrite it for a performance.

The pupil was given help by her classmates, who helped with the script, and the performance took place on June 1.

Deputy head teacher Claire Watts said: “They were keen to perform to an audience and thought the jubilee celebrations gave them the ideal opportunity to do so. The performance was enjoyed by all. It was a sparkling, glittering performance worthy of a diamond jubilee. The Globe is incredibly proud of our modern Elizabethan players.”

Year-six children at Globe Primary School, in Irene Avenue, have this term been learning about William Shakespeare.

Although the year group has focused on Romeo and Juliet, many of the children showed an interest in Shakespeare’s other plays.

These works have been rewritten by writers to make them more accessible to children.

A group of pupils helped edit and work on the script, while other students wanted to perform, play music or help back stage.