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Shakespeare Schools Festival 2016


'The Merry Wives of Windsor'

takes Basingstoke by storm!


Students from The Wavell Shakespeare Schools Festival Company performed at ‘The Haymarket’ theatre Basingstoke on 2nd November 2016 to a rapturous applause. The cast were complimented on their ability to tell the story and make the humour ‘stand out’ with their outstanding acting skills.

This play is not often performed by schools but it proved to be a resounding success. So, congratulations to the cast and the Student Company Manager, Eleanor Batty for a great performance.

Audience comments on the performance:

‘Stunning’, ‘It was so funny’, ‘It was like watching a professional company.’

Well done to ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ Wavell Company of actors!

Read the Shakespeare Schools Festival Appraisal of 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' here...

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‘A most unusual ‘Merchant of Venice’!’


On Monday 7th November, Wavell’s second company of Shakespeare Schools Festival actors went to GLive for their performance of ‘The Merchant of Venice’. The design and concept for this play was unusual and the cast were able to portray their characters with a real sense of professionalism.

The performance received terrific applause from the audience, even if they were slightly surprised at the start! Congratulations to the cast and the Student Company Manager, Zoe Pointer.

Audience comments:

‘That was so different, but it worked really well – I loved it!’

‘It was the best performance of the night by a long way.’

‘There was a real buzz about the Wavell students’.

Read the Shakespeare Schools Festival Appraisal of 'The Merchant of Venice' here...


A compilation of the two performances