Westminster Kingsway College students present ‘Shakespeare on the Underground’
16 November 2010
Westminster Kingsway College students, performed famous Shakespearean monologues at South Kensington underground station yesterday to raise money for the charity, Mousetrap Theatre Projects.
The second year BTEC Level 3 National Diploma Acting students, took to their ‘stage’ performing monologues from a range of Shakespeare classics including; 'Measure for Measure', 'Macbeth', 'Hamlet', 'Twelfth Night', and 'A Comedy of Errors'.
Rob Alexander, Performing Arts Tutor at Westminster Kingsway College, said: 'I thought it would a great idea to challenge the students and have them perform in front of a different audience while raising money for a worthy charity like Mousetrap. The best part of the day has been the public reaction. They have complimented the students for being brave enough to perform in a busy station in the cold!'
Mousetrap Theatre Projects enables young people with limited resources, access or support to engage with the best of London’s theatre. They work with theatres, offeriinnovative theatre access, education and audience development programmes to stimulate and inspire young people.
Second year student, Phaedra Toms, performed Shakespeare’s 'Measure for Measure', and is hoping to go onto university to study English Literature and Drama.
Phaedra said: “We were not sure what to expect when we were told we were going to perform for London commuters! It was quite daunting at first but after a while we all started enjoying ourselves and it was for a charity that is very important to us.”
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