Summer Lovin’ – Part the Second

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This is my second post of three about my involvement in school productions during the eighteen years that I have been a teacher. The first, about why new teachers should get involved in these events can be found here.

This post takes me forward in my career by five years, two schools and a promotion and a relocation to the south. At the time I was a KS3 Coordinator of English (aka Second in Department, but there’s nothing like a lengthy job title to secure one’s sense of self-importance) at Adeyfield School in Hemel Hempstead and so it fell to me and the Head of Drama, Frances, to put on that year’s show. It was 1999, just two years after the release of Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet and so we decided that we too would do an abridged and modernised version of a Shakespeare play. Apologies to the purists…

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