An end of term open air performance of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by the Senior Prep pupils at St Francis School, Pewsey was well received by the audience.
The outdoor retelling of The Bard’s famous play was given a modern twist. The Mechanicals wore high vis, Titania sported trainers, and Bottom was, well, still Bottom – resplendent in donkey attire. Using the School’s onsite “fortress” playground as a set (masterfully transformed by the Friends of St Francis) the players fell in love, duelled, and eventually “woke” from their dream. It’s fair to say that the audience were as enchanted as the characters.
David Sibson, Headmaster at St Francis, said, “We are exceptionally proud of this cohort of pupils; not only have they spent the final 15 months of their prep school education dealing with unprecedented circumstances, but they have done so with grace and resilience. The performance was certainly memorable, but felt even more special in light of the restrictions we have been operating under.”