We have received an appraisal of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ which was performed by our upper school pupils at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury.
Please read the appraisal from Lukas Angelini, Stage Director, below.
I wholeheartedly agree with his comments.
by Foreland Fields School
at The Gulbenkian, 20/11/2018
appraised by Lukas Angelini
I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Foreland Fields School for your fantastic production of Romeo and Juliet as part of the 2018 Shakespeare Schools Festival. It was a brilliant night of theatre, and I’d like to highlight just a few elements that really stood out.
There was so much talent on that stage! We witnessed you as great dancers, actors, singers, acrobats and martial artists. You truly entertained the audience with with your diverse range of talents.
You uncovered the real conflict in Romeo and Juliet through your embodied acting. It enabled the audience to feel the sadness and it really highlighted the suffering of Romeo and Juliet.
You worked really well in the space and you really found the light where your star-crossed lovers could shine. Your listening skills were exceptional and your connection to the audience was as joyful as it was moving.
You were true servants to this extraordinary story that has survived so many years. Servants of love.
A powerful and very touching Romeo and Juliet that had the audience on their feet.
Performing Shakespeare’s words on a professional stage takes courage, resilience, and imagination. You and your teachers should all be incredibly proud of what you have achieved.
I hope to see Foreland Fields School in the Festival again next year!