“Mesmerising and exquisite”; just two of the words from the Shakespeare Schools Festival to describe last night’s performance of King Lear. 30 pupils from Years 8, 9 and 10 took to the stage and delivered this challenging text with such bravery and commitment that they were utterly compelling in their storytelling. The Shakespeare Schools representative praised the pupils’ focus which was second to none. This was a truly ensemble piece with some exceptionally strong performances. We are incredibly proud of all pupils and staff involved.