The Shakespeare Schools’ Festival
Directed by Mr Hypher and Mrs Redston
Mr Hypher (Head of Physics) and Mrs Redston (Teacher of English) skilfully directed this beautifully staged piece of ‘Macbeth’ with a cast of Year 8s and Year 9s. The reduced half hour play was part of a festival and OHS joined with three other schools to celebrate Shakespeare. The words ‘To Scone!’ ended the play on a rising inflection of hope, leaving a feeling that peace was restored. I left the theatre rejuvenated. This was no ‘star-led’ piece but a huge, masterfully choreographed ensemble work. As the SSF’s Head co-ordinator said at the end: ‘the clarity of language, the maturity in the understanding of the text….made it a delight to relish the language’. She claimed that she was ‘gobsmacked’… I have to say that I was too! Bravo to all the company, the two directors, cast, musicians and the production team!