After nine years, drama is returning to Carre’s Grammar School, with a modern twist on Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’.
English teacher Claire Fletcher-Jones says it has been an uphill struggle at times to attract students in the predominantly all-boy school to buy into the concept, but the cast aged from 11-18 have worked hard to put together an exciting performance in their spare time.
She said: “It is a new venture, bringing drama back, and quite a foreign concept.
“Myself and the Head of English wanted to do a text on the GCSE syllabus. Often we are asked why do we study these old texts, but the themes are still current. Then the students make that connection and it takes on a life of its own.”
They have been preparing since September and the play is set in the modern business world, with Macbeth as a business tycoon and King Duncan as his boss. The witches are media reporters and bloggers.
They have opened it up to students from St George’s Academy and Kesteven and Sleaford High School to help fill the female parts.
“The quality of the acting is outstanding,” she said.
Performances at the school are on March 15 at 6.30pm and March 16 at 7pm. Tickets from the school office.