Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Romeo and Juliet


A new version of classic Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet for primary schools is the latest addition to the National Theatre’s On Demand in Schools service. Titles and resources for primary schools are supported by the Goldsmiths' Company Charity which has funded the National Theatre’s work with primary schools for over a decade.

Recorded during its popular run at the National Theatre earlier this year, this contemporary production for younger audiences sees a company of eight tell the most famous love story of all time set against a vibrant urban backdrop bursting with excitement, colour, dance and song.

The National Theatre’s On Demand in Schools service began in 2015 to offer world class curriculum-linked productions - free of charge - to schools across the country. Over the past two years, over two and a half thousand schools across the UK have signed up including 350 primary schools and 1900 state secondary schools.

On Demand in Schools for Primary complements trips to see live performances by enabling younger audiences to watch and study plays day-to-day in their classroom. The plays are recorded in high definition in front of a live theatre audience by the National theatre’s award-winning National Theatre Live team. Teachers can show the full production or watch key scenes over a number of lessons. 

As well as the recordings themselves, there are comprehensive learning resources produced by teachers and leading artists to support each play.

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