Folkestone Academy students to perform in Royal Shakespeare Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon

Contributed by editor on Jun 14, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Tabitha Wheeler in a RSC performance Julius Caesar (second from right)


As part of the Folkestone Academy’s Associate School collaboration with The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) the school has announced the casting decisions made by the RSC and Marlowe Theatre this week.

On Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th July, the world’s most prestigious Shakespeare theatre, The RSC – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon, will be taken over by its associate school and regional theatre partners.

This year, the production for the festival will be: Macbeth - Is This a Dagger I See Before Me?

Evie Gorter in a RSC performance of Julius Caesar (Second from left)

Fifteen year old Evie Gorter and fourteen year old Tabitha Wheeler have been cast as Macbeth and Second Witch, respectively, in this Royal Shakespeare Company, Marlowe Theatre and Folkestone Academy production.

Tabitha said: ‘I am so thankful for this opportunity to perform in this famous theatre. I’m going to enjoy every minute and to perform to the best of my ability.’

Evie says: ‘I cannot believe that I was given the part of Macbeth. It is such an amazing experience to be part of the RSC and I have loved meeting new people.’

What is the Royal Shakespeare Company Cluster?

RSC Cluster @ Folkestone Academy

Each Monday of the school term, a group of dedicated students meet to rehearse and explore Shakespeare’s text in a collaborative workshop with specially trained teachers and directors.

These pupils are members of Folkestone Academy’s RSC Cluster and can be identified by their RSC pin badge which they wear with pride on their blazers.

Recent performance highlights from the RSC Cluster include a ‘mainstage’ performance of Julius Caesar – The Ides of March at The Marlowe Theatre and Folkestone Grand Hotel and The Tempest, performed at the Leas Coastal Amphitheatre.

The RSC Cluster is always looking for new members!

Do you love a challenge; enjoy working with classic texts and have a passion for performance?

If you would like more information on how to get involved with The RSC Cluster at Folkestone Academy, please contact Mr Waterman.

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