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March 15, 2010

Deutsche Bank sponsors groundbreaking free production of Macbeth for 14,000 London teenagers

Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank, the Bank's biggest and most ambitious community CSR project to date, provides school children in London with access to modern, quality theatre. The project, currently in its fourth year, has provided 44,000 young people in total with free tickets to see live theatre, often for the first time in their lives.


This year, 14,000 free tickets were made available to London school children for a new production of Macbeth. In addition Globe Education has also set up an online learning site, allowing schools who cannot attend to access the educational information.

Colin Grassie, UK CEO of Deutsche Bank, commented: "We strive to nurture the creativity and talent of young people through our community activities in the UK. Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank, our flagship education partnership, sits at the centre of this ethos. By providing accessible, professional theatre for students, the message to them and to the wider community is clear: the arts should enthuse and excite everyone, and the City has a role in making this possible.”

“In three years, over 30,000 young people have participated in Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank, and we are delighted to be backing this exciting initiative" Grassie added.

Patrick Spottiswoode, Director of Globe Education commented: “The Globe is the most exciting playground in which to meet Shakespeare. I am indebted to Deutsche Bank for supporting Globe Education’s production of Macbeth and for providing 14,000 free tickets to students from London schools.”

Click here to visit the Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank website.

http://www.playingshakespeare.org/



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