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Bexley schoolchildren receive free Romeo and Juliet tickets at The Globe

PUBLISHED: 14:39 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:39 22 March 2013

Romeo and Juliet at The Globe

Romeo and Juliet at The Globe

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Schoolchildren from Bexley were among 1,600 pupils who were given free tickets to see Romeo and Juliet at The Globe theatre in London this month.

The production, a modern take one of the Bard’s most classic plays, was especially created for 11 to 16-year-olds.

The Bexley Times was invited to brave the cold last night and attend a gala performance of the show, and we were not disappointed.

Retaining Shakespeare’s language, the production was utterly original and was clearly well-received by the young people who remained enthralled for the full 90 minutes, despite many of them standing.

The Bexley schools which received tickets were Trinity, St Columba’s, Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School, Harris Academy Falconwood, Welling School, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy and Beths Grammar School, with the final two also benefiting from an in-school workshop.

Each year the project, sponsored by Deutsche Bank, provides the first introduction to live theatre for many London teenagers.

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