The initiative offers free tickets, CPD, workshops and resources for secondary schools in London and Birmingham. Schools outside these cities can also follow the production and access online resources and discounted tickets.
Supported by Deutsche Bank, more than 117,000 students have seen a production via the Playing Shakespeare initiative since its inception and the comedy Twelfth Night will take to the stage on London’s South Bank from February 25 to March 18. It follows this year’s production of Othello and the 2014 production of The Merchant of Venice.
The scheme is designed for A level, GCSE and key stage 3 and there are free workshops for schools beginning in December, CPD for teachers, classroom resources and a dedicated website, which goes live in January.
State secondary schools in London and Birmingham are eligible for an unlimited number of free tickets. Other schools can book tickets at reduced rates (from £5). Visit www.shakespearesglobe.com/playing-shakespeare CAPTION: Bard time: The Merchant of Venice was the Globe’s 2014 schools production (Photo: Amit Lennon/Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank)