The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Macbeth, starring Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack, was beamed live to Year 10 and 11 at a broadcast event held in school last Thursday.
Students hailed the performance as exceptional and left the school sports hall feeling inspired and full of new ideas for their responses to GCSE exam questions about the play.
They commented on the clever use of a digital clock that symbolised the countdown to Macbeth’s death and the escalating tension created by the Porter, a character that’s on stage throughout the entire production acting as both witness and timekeeper.
Head of English, Mr Butler, said: “It was a great production that gave insight into the different ways you can interpret Shakespeare.”
“Students enjoyed a very productive and enlightening morning and we are looking at arranging many more live stream events in the future, starting with a possible Macbeth masterclass in April.”