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by Flora Drury
Sunday, September 9, 2012
There can be few greater challenges than pulling off Shakespeare’s The Tempest in a tempest, yet these Haringey teenagers managed it.
The young cast from Haringey Shed arrived in the Bard’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon to perform in the garden of Halls Croft – the former home of Susanna Shakespeare, the poet’s daughter. Around 60 youths of all abilities and 10 adults made the journey to the Warwickshire town just two days after they had first performed The Tempest at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Town Hall Approach Road.
Haringey Shed’s Lynne Hale said: “Most of our kids have never been to Stratford. I think it was very inspirational. People were amazed, they could not believe how brilliant the kids were.”
She added: “It was really enjoyable. The only thing is, it started to rain. We did The Tempest and we were in a tempest.”