Much Ado About Something

‘All the world’s a stage’ especially for Brentwood School’s Fourth Year drama students taking part in tonight’s Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation’s world record-breaking night of theatre.

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27th November 2020 — The School’s young actors, performing Much Ado About Nothing, will join pupils from hundreds of schools across the country taking part in #OneNightofShakespeare which will go live on YouTube at 7pm.

One Night of Shakespeare is an ambitious and exciting new initiative, part of Coram Shakespeare Schools Festival 2020, aimed at helping children and communities reconnect and rediscover how Shakespeare and performance can enrich and inspire.

In a unique year, with the UK’s theatres closed, Coram SSF pledged to keep creativity and drama on the agenda: “Arts venues may be closed – but the young people of this country will stage an extraordinary night of performance. Through the biggest theatrical event of the year, together, we’ll show how our children and our teachers are the best hope for the future.”

Filming for Much Ado About Nothing took part in the School’s nationally-acclaimed Performing Arts studios and the School’s Victorian Chapel. It is apt that the culmination of the project coincides with World Children’s Day.

Brentwood School Second in Drama, Mrs Sophie Hermosa, said: “The students have worked so hard in order to pull the performance together in these extraordinary times. Although we haven’t had the chance to perform live, we have had the opportunity to film the performance in a site specific way and to work on completely different skills. We are so excited to be a part of this fabulous project and I think Coram Shakespeare Foundation have created an amazing experience and night against all odds!”

The full performance can be viewed on the Brentwood School YouTube channel.

About Brentwood School

Brentwood School inspires high academic standards and a fine all-round education for girls and boys aged 3-18. 75 acres of superb grounds assist excellent learning in beautiful surroundings. Boys and girls are taught separately until the age of 16. Boarding is available from 13-18. There is a wide choice of subjects at Sixth Form, whether you want to follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), BTEC Extended Diploma (Sport and Business) or A Levels.

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