Lewes New School perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Year 6 children at Lewes New School tackled Shakespeare to raise funds for this year’s Patina parade.

Despite most having no previous acting experience, the children put on a triumphant performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to a thrilled audience of parents and friends.

Children worked alongside Joanna Rosenfeld, an experienced actor and director and a parent at the independent school, who volunteered countless hours to help them breathe life, magic and humour into their performance.

Head teacher Linda Morris said: “Too often Shakespeare is seen as inaccessible. But when children have time to explore the work in an active, playful way, it isn’t boring or irrelevant – it’s exciting and full of meaning.”