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Midsummer Nights Dream

Students came together to perform an adaptation of 'Midsummer Night's Dream', the Shakespearean comedy which follows two sets of young lovers as they make their way through a magical wood of fairies and sprites.

36 students were involved in two productions: the play itself and a devised piece which was created by the young people of the college with local theatre company, Perfect Circle. This particular short play linked with 'Midsummer Night's Dream' by its themes and ideas and served as a curtain raiser for the main performance.

The Drama studio was transformed into the world of a film set with director's chairs and clapperboards whilst the characters were dressed in 1930s costumes, black and white, with the fairies representing the colour in their purple costumes. Music by Glenn Miller was used to the set the scenes and in the interval the audience were treated to a performance by NCW's jazz band.

It was fantastic to hear our young people working so beautifully with Shakespeare's lines and making them sound so natural. The audience's response to both plays was genuine delight - Shakespeare is definitely thriving at NCW.