Year 6 Create an Enchanted Evening with A Midsummer Night’s Dream

At the beginning of Year 6’s recent performance of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, there are two important reminders for the audience. First, that love doesn’t run smoothly. And second, that this play is a comedy. And so the stage was set for the remainder of the production; a madcap exploration of enchantment and folly that marked Year 6’s first foray into bringing Shakespeare to the stage. In addition to the familiar story of the chaos and confusion of love, there were some wonderfully unexpected moments as well, including the mischievous Puck as a Mission: Impossible-type spy, and a sword fight scene set to the Rocky III theme music. The pupils’ enjoyment of the material was evident, with Mr Fletcher noting in his concluding remarks that ‘it was good to see them entering into the comedy and slinging insults at one another.’ (Take note pupils, this will probably be the first and last time that Mr Fletcher approves of such a thing.) Bravo to the class for their excellent performances, to Mrs Watkins for her hard work in preparing and directing them, and special thanks to Mrs Eldridge for stepping in to run the lighting at the last moment. Each of the pupils and teachers involved worked together to create a delightfully fun evening.