The Tempest in 30 minutes

PUBLISHED: 15:42 05 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:26 10 June 2010

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5: COMMUNITY College students have been working hard all summer-term to perfect their rendition of a Shakespeare play to be performed at a grand opening in Exmouth. Students from year eight to 11 have been working intensively to create a 30 minute version of

COMMUNITY College students have been working hard all summer-term to perfect their rendition of a Shakespeare play to be performed at a grand opening in Exmouth.Students from year eight to 11 have been working intensively to create a 30 minute version of The Tempest.The project, involving 17 students, is part of the national Shakespeare Schools Festival, and they will debut their hard work at a grand performance at A La Ronde on Saturday, September 13, National Trust Heritage Open Day. Performing Arts Manager Joy Whipps said: "The Festival introduces young people to the excitement and discipline of live theatre through workshops. "The performance will help the students to understand and appreciate the genius of Shakespeare and will hopefully inspire them to aim high and take pride in their achievements."The Tempest is rumoured to be William Shakespeare's last play and is a fantastical piece about a shipwreck caused by a God.The cast members will then tour to the Phoenix Theatre in Exeter on Monday, September 15.The performance at A la Ronde is free and tickets for the Phoenix are now available from their box office.The students taking part in The Tempest are: Ben Askew, Frances Evans, Aimee Humphreys, Shannon Mason, Josh Read, Emily Scholes, Ella Shankster Jones, Duncan Taylor, Cory Tucker, Rosie Wilson, Chris Yeo, Charlie Leigh, Eva Read, Josh Sims, Daniela Schenk, Zoe Thomas, Darryl Scholes.

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