“Lay on, Macduff!”

On Tuesday night half a term’s hard work came together as the cast of Macbeth performed at Greenwich Theatre. Ably supported by technicians Adeolu and Tianna, the cast delivered a performance they should be very proud of.

Thank you to the parents and staff that came to watch; the children were delighted to be supported and spot familiar faces in the audience.

The whole of the year has been involved in the process of staging the production. Non-acting members of the year helped design the marketing posters, wrote letters to formally invite Mr Wilson and Ms Boxall and put together press releases.

Here is a photo of the children during their technical rehearsal.

The cast rehearsing at Greenwich Theatre
The cast rehearsing at Greenwich Theatre

Once the rush of the performance had ended, the children reflected on their experience of putting together the production. Here are some samples of what they wrote:

I enjoyed it most not when I did my lines, not when we had finished but when I was in my battle position and the witches said the first line of the plan. That I think was the first time I smiled more than I had ever smiled before.
– Rafi

I learned to stay calm on stage and not to worry about where other people were and concentrate on what I was meant to be doing. I learned how to become a different persona and really try to feel what they were feeling. I learned to stay positive and work together to make a performance.
– Heidi

I was not in the play but I did something better. Can you see the red that is in the picture? I did that. I was helping with the lights and Tianna was doing the sound. This thing you can see is called a red wash.
– Adeolu

I enjoyed everything but I most enjoyed working with everyone as a group, because no one was left out or unhappy. It was great fun and we worked so hard on it and to be honest I thought we did great.
– Aoife