This year’s Junior School summer production was Shakespeare Rocks, a musical comedy about the life of William Shakespeare. The performance commemorates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
The Jacqueline du Pré building (a new venue for the JS) was transformed to look like the Globe Theatre and the boys were wearing traditional Tudor attire.
The J3 and J4 boys exceeded expectations and rose to the occasion marvellously. There were men dressed as women, men dressed as women dressed as men and even men dressed as women dressed as men dressed as women!
James Lewis took the title role of Will and performed with great confidence and gusto. Other boys worth a mention are Barney Lee who played the comedic role of Burbage and Navid Mowat who played his apprentice ‘Nic’. Romeo and Juliet (Isaac Lloyd and Tom Das-Lowndes) sang a beautiful love ballad; there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!
The group numbers were exceptional: full of energy and enthusiasm and it was clear every single performer was having a great time! The encore of ‘Show in the Globe’ raised the roof and parents left wanting more. What talented boys there are in the JS!