Schools Shakespeare Festival 2020   22nd - 24th Jan 2020

Show time: 7pm
Admission: €8

The 2nd Annual Schools Shakespeare Festival at dlr Mill Theatre. Taking place over 5 evenings in our Main Auditorium, school groups will perform an excerpt from their chosen Shakespeare text. All performances are 30 minutes and our adjudicator Geoff O’Keeffe will present feedback each night.

Wednesday 22nd
Loreto Dalkey Group 1
Loreto Dalkey Group 2
St MacDaras
Temple Carrig

Thursday 23rd
St Joseph’s Rush Group 1
St Joseph’s Rush Group 2
St Bricins College
Mount Sackville

Friday 24th
Ramsgrange Group 1
Ramsgrange Group 2
Mount Anville
St Raphaelas

Award Ceremony takes place Friday 24th January

Our aim is to create a unique opportunity for students to experience Shakespeare as his work should be experienced, on stage. The festival framework gives teachers the opportunity to develop their chosen Shakespeare in class through performance. With given texts and fixed timetables, the onus is placed firmly on the students shoulders to interact meaningfully with the project at hand. Entries are then invited to bring their own 30 MINUTE production to perform at dlr MILL THEATRE in January 2020.
Our inaugural Festival took place on 24th and 25th January 2019. Students and teachers from participating schools Mount Sackville, Mount Anville and Loreto Dalkey put so much hard work into their performances. The Overall Award went to Mount Sackville with their interpretation of Romeo & Juliet. Adjudicator Geoff O’Keeffe was thrilled with the level of theatricality brought to the stage.