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A desert island, a ship lost at sea, a mysterious wood, a royal palace… a magician, half man – half beast, a fairy king… a magician’s staff, a treasure chest, the ears of a donkey…

Explore some magical settings, characters and props from Shakespeare’s play through English and Drama games, role – play, then finish the day with some creative writing and writing in role. No knowledge of Shakespeare’s plays is needed to enjoy this day! Please just come along with bags of energy, enthusiasm and imagination!

Lucy Bellingham is the masterclass leader. Lucy’s experience within education spans nearly two decades. Her interest in combining drama and education began at Manchester University when she worked with school students and also worked as an assistant director with Manchester Youth Theatre for several years. After PGCE course in Secondary Drama she completed a Masters in Physical theatre and Performance at the Royal Holloway University. She has performed as a singer and actress in the west end and has spent a year in Spain with a touring theatre company. She has spent the last five years, working in two of London’s most outstanding schools in East London, as a middle leader. She now works in the independent sector and is interested in developing strategies for oracy within the curriculum.