The Donmar Warehouse is offering over 2,100 free tickets to state schools to see Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female Shakespeare Trilogy this autumn.
The Shakespeare Trilogy encompasses performances of The Tempest, Julius Caesar and Henry IV, which are suitable for pupils aged 14 and above.
The plays will be staged in a new venue at London’s Kings Cross between October and December.
As well as tickets for students, each participating school group will receive tickets to a teachers’ preview, a free in-school workshop with a Donmar artist, and a range of digital resources for use in the classroom.
The new 420-seat in-the-round temporary theatre at King’s Cross will be situated adjacent to King’s Cross train station and directly accessible from King’s Boulevard.
The performances will be exclusively available to state school groups. The Tempest will take place on 12th and 20th October at 7.30pm; Julius Caesar will perform on 10th November and 5th December at 7.30pm; and Henry IV will take place on 1st December at 2.30pm.
All three plays will be set in a women’s prison and will star English actress Harriet Walter as Prospero in The Tempest, Brutus in Julius Caesar and King Henry in Henry IV.
Applications for the free school tickets are being taken now via a booking form on the website.
Young and Free
The 2,100 free tickets have been released as part of a new Young and Free programme, launched by the Donmar Warehouse.
The programme means that 25 per cent of tickets for the Shakespeare Trilogy are free for under 25s.
The Young and Free project aims to encourage young people to learn about and enjoy the works of Shakespeare.
Additional workshops at the theatre
Teachers who’d like to organise a Shakespeare-related workshop at the theatre will find several available for schools.
Learning sessions focus on a current or recent Donmar show, and take a close look at the process of bringing a production to life on stage.
Students can enjoy practical exercises, games and discussions, and learn about production, text, themes and key issues of a particular Shakespeare play.
For further information visit www.donmarwarehouse.com.
Pictured: Harriet Walter in King Henry III. (Photo credit: Helen Maybanks).