“We have marked this day as the day the Globe Players introduced over 400 of our children to William Shakespeare and began a love for his works that will last them a lifetime.” Dr Triplett’s School
Feedback for our Covid-friendly, live-streamed productions:
Thank you so much for sharing the Macbeth link with us. It was a really useful workshop. I really liked how the actors acted out a scene and then discussed what what was happening etc. It just made it so much more accessible for students …Tara Anderson, Head of English, Hampton High School 2020
I also think the backgrounds were really effective and whoever was controlling these did an amazing job of seamlessly changing backgrounds. I thought the Q and A session at the end was really good too. I especially liked how they talked about the green screen – it was really interesting.
I wanted to say how much we enjoyed the virtual performance of ‘Macbeth’ on Tuesday. We have already had comments from students saying that it really helped revise the text and interestingly focus on key quotes and characters. It was a thoughtful interpretation and cleverly put together. The interplay between characters from their remote settings worked really well. We are looking forward to ‘The Play’s the Thing’ next week. We will certainly be looking out for future opportunities to engage with these events and hope you are able to continue to offer them next term.Chris Brown, Harris Academy, Dulwich 2020
I think that it was really impressive that you managed to do all of this via Zoom! It was really enjoyable. Of course, nothing can rival theatre in person, but this was the next best thing!Emma Ardali, Tomlinscote School 2020
Feedback for our in-person performances in schools:
‘Everything went really well yesterday. I thought the production was excellent – narration works really well and the pupils, staff and headteacher all really enjoyed it. The actors were uniformly excellent and very friendly and professional. We would potentially be interested in setting up some future dates in the next academic year for Romeo and Juliet and A Christmas Carol.’ Luke Williams, Head of English, Sacred Heart Secondary School, SE5 (February 2020)
‘I just wanted to say how magnificent the performance of A Christmas Carol was the other day. Very useful, entertaining and really fun. Please thank the actors, they were fantastic and lovely. You guys have made a big, big difference to a lot of the students here and have helped them visualise both Macbeth and ACC. Thanks again.’ Cristian Chiapponi, Head of English Whitefriars School, Harrow, Middx. (February 2020)
I know I say it every year but you really do bring the play to life for our students. All of today’s actors engaged with, talked to and inspired our girls with a fresh ‘take’ on Shakespeare. We loved it. Elizabeth Heaney, Bullers Wood School for Girls, Chislehurst, Kent.
The content and delivery were great and perfectly timed as the students have an unseen poetry assessment today. This performance was an excellent contribution. Patricia Joseph, Willowbrook Humanities College, Walthamstow, E17.
The impact of your performances on the pupils’ learning and understanding of the texts was of such a high level that we would very much like to invite you back next year. Highdown School, Reading, Berks.
Thank you for a brilliant performance of Macbeth. Our Year 8s were absolutely enthralled and engaged from start to finish. The show really helped them to understand Macbeth and its themes. The Q&A session after the show was really informative. Katie Donnison-James Cobham Free School, Cobham, Surrey.
The performances were excellent: dynamic and interactive, and our students were really engaged the whole way through. Yasmin Afnan, Watford Grammar School for Girls, Watford, Herts.
The students absolutely loved the new What The Dickens! show. They loved the audience involvement and the humour of it all; a really great introduction for them. Matthew Britten, Langley Academy, Slough, Berks.
The performances created impact across the three year groups. The Globe Players were extremely energetic and impressive… outstanding performances. It was a real joy for the students and a delight for the staff. We do hope to invite the Globe Players again next year. We have some great photos so I will arrange to send these. Marian Conran, Ellen Wilkinson High School, Acton, W3.
‘Stunning show you had my whole year 7 audience gripped. Lots of fun audience interaction, coupled with amazing acting. The Students feedback has said they loved it and want to see more shows. I particularly liked that the show introduced the big characters from Shakespeare’s plays in all their wonderful glory.I watched as my students sat there wide eyed and in some cases mouths were wide open. It was a fantastic end to our World Book Day’. Anne Underwood (Senior Librarian) Northwood School, Middx.
‘Thank you for the fantastic performances delivered by your company last week! All of the students and staff have commented on how engaging and educational the performances were. Some of the students said the company made them laugh and cry – all good crying, due to the emotional intensity of the scene between Juliet and her father.’ Karen Guy, English Teacher, Loreto College, St Albans.
A review written by one of my students – she was so inspired she wanted to write this for you: ‘This show was scintillating and satisfying as the actors were very experienced and astonishing at telling the stories. At first the show kicked off with a loud, intense, boisterous soundtrack blistering the year sevens ears, and then followed with rapid, agile acting – it was quite frightening but prodigious!! ‘TheTempest’ opens in the midst of a storm, as a ship carrying the King of Naples and his party struggles to stay afloat. After each scene, the characters explained and told us facts about Shakespeare himself and the play they have just been performing. It ended with one of my favourite plays ever written by Shakespeare, ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’! The whole of year seven showed their appreciation by applauding them and even cheering – that was how engaging the performance was!! Right at the very end, myself and the year sevens were allowed to ask straightforward and difficult questions to the actors; we got many interesting answers like, the cast went to Colombia and other places around the world to perform and also one of the actors, called Jenny, had been acting for 51 years!! How amazing! The Globe did a tremendous job and I hope to see them again in year eight!’ By Sienna – Loreto College.
‘It was a huge success as always. The feedback from the students was overwhelming. Once again many, many thanks.’ Caroline Goss, English Teacher, Nower Hill High School, Harrow, Middx.
‘To entertain so completely children with an age range from 5 years to 11 years is a great skill. You seemed to pull this off with great ease! I watched the children’s faces throughout and it was lovely to see them experience the full range of emotions. They were enthralled and completely entranced by the performances. We have marked this day as the day the Globe Players introduced over 400 of our children to William Shakespeare and began a love for his works that will last them a lifetime.’ Craig Atkinson, Class Teacher, Dr. Triplett’s Primary School, Hayes, Middx.
‘A company always reaching out to its young audience and constantly refining its work to meet the needs of a variety of types of pupil. There is no doubt that for thousands of London’s pupils the Globe Players have been responsible for introducing classical works in such an entertaining and vigorous style that prior negative prejudices have been swept away within the timing of an hour–glass. It was always a pleasure to host their work. I invited many theatre-in-education groups to my school over nearly three decades but none maintained such levels of reliable and substantial work as the Globe Players.’ Simon McCarthy, Drama Teacher, La Sainte Union School, London, NW5
‘The performance was fantastic and so relevant to our scheme of work. It was engaging, funny, interesting and a pleasure to witness. The Shakespearean language was made easy to understand. The Globe Players team were delightful people and extremely talented. They had the Year Sevens screaming with laughter and engaged throughout the entire hour. They have done nothing but talk about it since.’ Sophie Everist, English Teacher, Goffs School, Cheshunt, Herts.
‘As always, we were delighted with the performance and I loved watching the students’ faces! They went from being sulky teenagers to engrossed children which was lovely to see. I would recommend you wholeheartedly to any other school – you never let us down!’ Penelope Howard, English Teacher, Fulham Cross School, London, SW6
‘The Globe Players were amazing. It was a pleasure to host their performance. I am so glad to have got there in the end with organising it…the students loved it, the teachers loved it, and I had emails from parents saying the students enjoyed it so much they carried stories home about it!’ Miss C McInerney, Clapton Girls Academy, E5.