Shakespeare Schools Festival

We are proud to represent St John Fisher every year at the hugely successful Shakespeare Schools Festival.  Over 1000 schools participate every year, and perform a 30 minute version of a Shakespeare play in a regional theatre.   We have performed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds, and it is a real highlight of the Drama calendar.  Though the event is non-competitive, we have an excellent reputation for producing high quality work, and the founder, Chris Grace, commented that our performance of Hamlet in 2013 was in the “top 5% in the country.”  We have regularly been invited back to re-perform our work and represent the Festival at national events.


Past productions include:

  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Julius Caesar
  • Julius Caser – Performed again at Stratford-upon-Avon for a national  NATE conference
  • Hamlet
  • Hamlet – performed again at Warwick University for a national Pearson Conference
  • Twelfth Night