Sweden bound – the student’s taking their production of Shakespeare comedy on tour (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Students from Ringwood Waldorf School to take production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on tour to Sweden
STUDENTS at a New Forest school will be visiting their teacher’s homeland of Sweden to tour their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The 24 teenagers from Ringwood Waldorf School have all been taught by Marika Bjerstrom since they were seven and this summer they will fulfil their dream of performing at five schools in and around Stockholm.
Ringwood Waldorf is a Steiner school that does not follow the national curriculum.
The schools the 14-year-olds will be visiting are also Steiner schools, including the one where their teacher was a pupil.
Marika said: “The children have been asking me from day one about Sweden and how much they would like to visit and I’m delighted to say that seven years later we’re now all going.
“They will stage three performances in Ringwood this month before embarking on the tour.”
All of the children have a part in the play – even the scenery is made up of pupils in costume and disguise.
The striking costumes, which were all designed by Marika, have been handmade by the students’ parents and a rehearsal camp was held over the Easter holidays.
School administrator Nigel Revill said: “Everyone has put so much hard work into putting on these performances.
“It is a truly magical show and we hope people in the local community come along to enjoy these performances.
“I know the students will have an amazing trip of a lifetime when they take their play on tour to Sweden.”
A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be held at the Ringwood Waldorf School on Friday May 23 and Saturday May 24.
All showings are at 7pm and the public are very welcome to attend.
For more information call 01425 472664.
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