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Shakespeare Schools Festival

Tuesday 22nd of October saw the Wavell School’s first ever participation in the Shakespeare Schools Festival. Over a 1,000 schools throughout the United Kingdom are taking part in the annual event. Each school performs a half hour edited version of one of the Bard’s plays at a Professional Theatre.

The Wavell’s  performance of ‘Henry V’ was at the Haymarket Theatre in Basingstoke. This was a performance of Shakespeare’s history play, but with a change of era. This ‘Henry V’ takes place in the 1920’s. Henry V is a gangster, at war with his foppish French counterparts.

The  performance received  well deserved rapturous applause and excellent reviews on the night.

A special mention should go to the Student Company Manager/Assistant Director, Holly Thornton for her hard work during rehearsals and on the day of the performance.


The Cast:-  

Henry V  - Sam Jolliffe
Duke of Gloucester Holly Thornton
Duke of ExeterAmber Neill
Duke of YorkHarry Jenkins
Earl of Westmorland – Samantha Curwell
Cpt. GowerLizzie Staker
Cpt. Fluellen –  Adam Furze
John BatesRosa Bailey
Michael WilliamsMartha Hamlin
PistolCameron Ewing
Nym – Hattie Maley
BardolphTalullah Wines
BoyCharlotte Corner
Mistress Quickly –Pistol's wife – Hazel Fanning
Archbishop of Canterbury – Nicola Yates
King of FranceTom  Lancaster 
Queen Isabel – Jade Stanley
Louis – their son, the DauphinWilliam Gould 
Katharine – their daughterCeri Hurst 
Charles Delbareth the Constable of France – Emma Grahamslaw
Duke of Orléans – Brooklyn Boswell,
Montjoy – French Herald – Lauren Stedmond
Governor of Harfleur -  Sarah Cayless
Chorus - Caitlin Marsh, Rebecca Lovell, Ellie Doudican, Julia Jones, Jade Stanley, Ceri Hurst. Hazel Fanning

Student Company Manager/Assistant Director – Holly Thornton