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Pupils at Upton Heath CE Primary School will take to the stage on Monday to tell an historic tale.

The youngsters will perform Shakespeare’s Richard III at New Brighton’s Floral Pavilion as part of the UK-wide Shakespeare Schools Festival.

The Year 6 pupils have been busy rehearsing since September and a separate marketing team have been spreading the word and inviting dignitaries and VIPs to attend.

The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Chester Bob and Sandra Rudd, Chester FC manager Steve Burr and players have accepted invitations to the performance.

 

The marketing team also held an event in school before half term to hand out the tickets bought by family members, share iMovie trailers they had created, give out the t-shirts they had designed and generally build up excitement for the performance.

Teacher and director Emma Howie said: “We are so impressed with the work the cast and marketing team have put into the production and we think that the audience will see a great show.”

Georgia Broomfield and Maddy Page, who share the lead role of King Richard were recently interviewed for a behind-the-scenes video the marketing team are producing for after the event.

Georgia said: “We have loved being involved with this production and are really looking forward to this opportunity.”

Maddy added: “Before I did this I thought Shakespeare was difficult to understand but I now love the language.”

Other schools taking part in the festival on Monday include Upton High School (Henry V) and Ellesmere Port’s William Stockton Primary School (Macbeth).

On Tuesday, November 11 Queen’s Park High School presents Hamlet and Ellesmere Port’s Cambridge Road Community Primary and Nursery School perform the comedy Much Ado About Nothing.

Dorin Park School tackle the tragedy Macbeth on Wednesday, November 12 along with a production of The Tempest by The King’s School.

Tickets and further details can be obtained from the box office on 0151 666 0000.