PRIMARY SCHOOLS

DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021,

MANACTCO ARE TOURING PRIMARY SCHOOLS WITH

THREE SPELLBINDING SHOWS

TO COMPLIMENT THE TEXTS THAT

YOU MAY WELL BE TEACHING IN YOUR SCHOOL

For 2020/2021 we present Classic Literature from Charles Dickens, and two presentations of Shakespeare for Keystage 2 classes.

Our presentations will vividly bring these thrilling stories ALIVE for your children, presented as a visually-stunning, immersive celebration of theatre for schools; transporting our young audiences using music, mime, song, dance, physical theatre, drama and great storytelling skills, with well-acted and well-spoken performances, concentrating on creative use of language and vocabulary to stimulate young imaginations.  Also, with such clear, strong visuals of our presentation, it makes the stories so easy to understand, making them extremely suitable for children whose first language is other than English.

Our presentations for 2020/2021 are:

LATE AUTUMN 2020:

from Tuesday 3rd November through to Friday 18th December

During November and December we present Charles Dickens' classic tale

'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' created especially for Primary Schools, and BRINGING TO LIFE the stream of vivid characters and incidents that makes this story so compelling and impressive.  This is the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come.  There is drama and comedy, sadness and joy, despair and warmth. Great characters and a fantastic story that will delight everyone who watches. 

To DOWNLOAD the FULL DETAILS of this presentation, please click on the link below:

Christmas Carol for KS2 2020.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.3 MB]

SPRING 2021:

from Monday 18th January through to Friday 30th April

In the Spring of 2021 we present Shakespeare’s dazzling action-and-adventure tragedy MACBETH.

Devised specially for Keystage 2 audiences. MACBETH is Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, and tells the story of an heroic Scottish general who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. His reign is racked with guilt and paranoia, and he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler as he is forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion.   This story has universal themes that can be understood in any culture and time: a tale of ambition, and the evils we will go to in order to get what we want. We follow the central character, Macbeth, as he plots and kills in order to become king; and as soon as he is crowned, we watch as his world falls apart around him. 

 

To DOWNLOAD the FULL DETAILS of this presentation, please click on the link below:

Macbeth KS2 2021.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [886.0 KB]

SPRING 2021:

from Monday 15th March through to Friday 30th April

Later in the Spring we Shakespeare's great tragedy ROMEO AND JULIET, which contains some of Shakespeare's most beautiful and lyrical love poetry, and some of his best-loved characters. The romance is played out against a background of gang-warfare and street-fighting as the bitter long feud between the Montague and Capulet families disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for the young lovers, Romeo and Juliet. They believe their love can conquer their families hate, but it is proven to be too fragile, and because of their ill-fated star-crossed love a series of events, both comic and tragic, unfolds in a very short space of time as true love turns to tragedy.  Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly, and fate causes them to commit suicide in despair.  ROMEO AND JULIET is probably Shakespeare’s most famous play, set against a violent background of hate and rivalry that is still recognisable today in modern life.

To DOWNLOAD the FULL DETAILS of this presentation, please click on the link below:

Romeo Juliet KS2 2021.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [561.3 KB]