18
JUL
2018

Bideford students work with the RSC

“Fair is foul and foul is fair” an atmospheric Macbeth performance with Royal Shakespeare Company.

Over 100 students from across the community came together after months of rehearsal to perform their version of Macbeth in the vibrant and occasionally spooky surroundings of Dingles Heritage Fairground. This collaborative community project involved students from Launceston College Multi Academy Trust and included our own Bideford College students. Each college took scenes from the play, and the promenade performance retold the story in sections, using Shakespeare’s original language. From the opening battle scene staged on the dodgems, to the murder of King Duncan on the ghost train to the closing finale on the waltzer, students showed exceptional confidence in their delivery, and a deep understanding of the issues around the text, the narrative and the characters. A truly ambitious performance, with commendable energy, enthusiasm and commitment from all involved. Congratulations go to: Ocean Thompson, Rebecca Taylor, Caleb Presley, Sam Hinston, Molly Munro, Keira Brignall, Megan, Molly Forsey, Matilda Lee, Kaci-Lea Lucas, Charlotte Wycherley and Bella Whatley.