Wherefore art thou? North Norfolk pupils star in Shakespeare’s tale of doomed love Romeo and Juliet

Pupils from Aldborough Primary School performing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Picture: ALDBOROUGH

Pupils from Aldborough Primary School performing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Picture: ALDBOROUGH PRIMARY SCHOOL - Credit: Archant

Children took to the stage to star in Shakespeare's tale of doomed young love Romeo and Juliet.

Aldborough Primary School pupils performing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Picture: ALDBOROUGH PRIM

Aldborough Primary School pupils performing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Picture: ALDBOROUGH PRIMARY - Credit: Archant

Pupils from Aldborough Primary near Cromer trod the boards at Norwich Playhouse as part of the nationwide Shakespeare Schools Festival.

Before performing at the theatre the cast, which had an average age of 10, performed to the rest of the school at assembly.

Headteacher Tina Casburn described the production as 'breathtakingly and extraordinary.'

She added: 'All of the children are on stage all of the time creating scenarios which take the audience to the various locations within the play. They have been rehearsing twice each week during the last half term immersing themselves in Shakespeare's characters language.'


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Emily Cunnington took the role of Juliet with William Meyrick playing Romeo.

The play was directed by class teacher Mrs Jill Morgan with help from assistant teachers Claire Taylor and Harriet Witham. Teacher Nikki Cuthill choreographed a dance in the show.

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