Drama runs as an after school club for children in Years 4, 5 and 6.
In 2012, Dudley Wood was fortunate to work alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company, and a selection of schools in the local area, to perform a join production of Hamlet.
Since then, the children in Drama Club have worked with the school choir and school dancers, to put on an end of year production based on a play by Shakespeare.
In the summer of 2017, Dudley Wood will be staging a production of Macbeth. Further details will be announced nearer the time.
It is late June, in the year 2003. The well-to-do townsfolk of Athens are readying themselves for the party of the year at the home of a wealthy young Athenian named Lysander. It is here that he meets the love of his life Hermia, however, her father has other ideas; he wishes her to marry Demetrius. As the ancient laws of Athens dictate, should Hermia not follow her father’s wishes, she shall face the punishment of execution.
In an attempt to stay with her true love, Hermia runs away into the woods with Lysander. Before departing, she decides upon telling the dramatic plan to her best friend Helena, who by coincidence is madly in love with Demetrius, Hermia’s betrothed. Before long, all four young adults are in the woods—alone, lost and at the mercy of the fairy folk.
It’s lovely to meet you all! My name, by the way is Chelsey, and thanks for booking with Old City Tours; you are in for a treat on this walk around Verona.
Just a couple of house rules before we get going—feel free to take plenty of photos, but do remember to keep up with me, as it can get very busy and we have a lot to cram into the tour and I don’t want to lose any of you!
Now, I don’t want to panic you, but you may have read in the newspapers over the past few days of a couple of skirmishes. You may see the Polizia di Stato, or State Police, around the streets, but don’t worry—they are here to keep you safe! It’s all a bit of a to-do between a couple of families to be honest. I’m sure it will all calm down.
In fact, here behind you, live one of the families: the Capulets. They are known for their beautiful young daughter Juliet. And wow, not only is she very pretty, but they are a very wealthy family, and they always envisage getting their own way!
And then there’s the Montagues; powerful and prosperous. They too are blessed with a handsome, and quite charming, son called Romeo.
Both are reliant on wealth and money. So much in common, yet detest each other. This week, it’s just gone a little too far. Commissario Escalus, head of the local police, has demanded this stop immediately! If not, serious consequences will be felt...DEATH!
Anyway, enough of that. Let’s get our smiley faces ready and start the tour!