A fine company of actors from years 5 and 6 at St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School, Prudhoe, trod the boards at Northern Stage last month as part of the Coram Shakespeare Schools Festival.

Their fantastic performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ was the culmination of 6 months of hard work both at school and home, getting to grips with Shakespearean language, acting and stage direction.

In his review of the play, Duncan Riches of SSF said, “This was a magnificently magical production by a comedic and committed company”.

The children demonstrated a genuine understanding of the language and story and their comic timing and delivery was brilliant throughout.

It was a very proud moment for headteacher Martin Gray who first introduced the school to the festival four years ago. He commented, “Participating in the festival is an important part of the personal development and arts curriculum at St Matthew’s. The confidence it instils in our young people is phenomenal and many go on to thrive in the performing arts when they move on to secondary education.

St Matthew’s is a member of the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust (BWCET). You can find out more the trust through their website by clicking here.