There were grand professions of love, green eyed monsters as well as a few mistaken identities on this year’s instalment of the MANCEP Shakespeare Festival. The two night long festival hosted at Loreto College and performed by over 150 students from across Greater Manchester was watched by a large audience. They were captivated by the talented performers and by the words of our Nation’s greatest playwright. From year seven to year thirteen, students treaded the boards of Loreto’s Ellis and Kennedy state of the art theatre, producing a condensed version of a shakespeare play and there are such inventive interpretations. This year for example, an interpretation of Macbeth by St Peter’s High School cleverly relocated the setting to the fictional ‘St Dunsinane’s High School’ where Mr Macbeth and Mrs Macbeth had their sights on the headteacher position.
MANCEP Shakespeare Festival co-ordinator, Danny Price said:
“Year on year the festival just gets better and the students have such a great time. I am very proud to have the privilege to co-ordinate and be part of this very special annual celebration and I very much look forward to 2018″