It’s crucial for teenagers to understand Shakespeare’s themes and language as they have GCSEs to pass, and the results will affect their next steps in life. However Shakespeare's themes and language are complex, especially for students who speak English as an additional language.
Through live performances, educational workshops and online learning resources, Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank helps London state school students and their teachers meet national curriculum requirements, emphasising themes in the plays that are relevant to modern day life.
London and Birmingham based state schools receive free tickets to performances. For many, this first experience of live theatre proves life-changing.