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She came, she saw, she conquered.

Pupils from nine schools in Blackpool will perform Julius Caesar at Blackpool Grand Theatre next week as part of a national schools festival in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).
As part of the project, the children have also been involved in all aspects of the show – including the marketing. The children were given a competition to design a poster for the show, which will take place on Tuesday 14 March.

Lottie Lawless, aged 8, from St. John’s Catholic Primary School designed the winning entry which will be displayed outside Victoria Street Starbucks until The show on Tuesday evening. Lottie was delighted to have won the competition and is looking forward to performing on The Grand stage.

The local schools, who are in the third year of a long-term partnership with Blackpool Grand and the Royal Shakespeare Company, aimed at giving children the best introduction to Shakespeare in school, will each take a scene from Julius Caesar.

Julius Caesar is a series of six festivals taking place in March involving over 800 pupils from 42 schools in Essex, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Lancashire, Cornwall, Kent and Bradford.
The pupils have also been invited to Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon in June this year to perform on one of the RSC’s stages.

Over the past few months, a teacher from each participating school has been working with practitioners from the RSC and The Grand Theatre, to explore and develop the children’s understanding and passion for performing Shakespeare. Each school has then chosen a scene to rehearse from Julius Caesar. The final festivals will see the participating schools in each area coming together to perform a different section of the story.

Lottie with her winning Julius Caesar poster

Julius Caesar
The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Tuesday 14 March 2017
1pm & 6pm

Tickets £6.50