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Students Get to Grips with Shakespeare and Puppetry at the National Theatre

Jigsaw students at National Theatre workshops

War Horse and William

Students from Jigsaw’s agency, Jigsaw Arts Management, had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of attending puppetry and Shakespeare workshops at London’s National Theatre.

On the first day of workshops, the students had an exclusive behind the scenes look and a guided tour of the production workshops where NT props and set are created, and then got involved in a puppetry workshop led by Danny Dalton who has appeared in War Horse in the West End. The Friday group had a full 90 minute workshop on William Shakespeare and worked on a speech from one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The feedback from the National Theatre’s education department was outstanding, and the Jigsaw students did themselves proud; they thoroughly enjoyed these workshops at the National, and we were delighted to see them make the most of the opportunity.

Jigsaw Arts Management

Jigsaw’s agency represents children from our weekend performing arts schools with opportunities in television, film and theatre. For more information, visit the Agency page or email agency@jigsaw-arts.co.uk for a free information pack.

Are you looking for further opportunities at Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools? Take a look at our article: Jigsaw Agency Workshop Day is a Huge Success.