Is this a theatre hit which I see before me?

ACTING students at Caistor Yarborough Academy are preparing for one of their biggest challenges yet.

The pupils are performing Shakespeare’s Macbeth at the Hull Truck Theatre to an audience of up to 700 people.

As part of their course students have to perform to an audience – their show will be part of the country’s largest youth drama event, the Shakespeare for Schools Festival.

The Yarborough school will be one of four schools to show their own interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s plays at the theatre.

The talented actors at the Yarborough school are excited and enthusiastic about their upcoming show and are working hard to rehearse their version of the play set in the 1920s against a Mafia backdrop.

The academy’s director of creative planning Karen Ayres said: “The Shakespeare for Schools Festival offers both opportunities and challenges to all those who take part but the rewards and the experience are well worth it.”

The show will be performed on Tuesday, October 11 at 7pm.

Tickets cost £5–£7 and can be bought from the box office at the theatre by calling 01482 224800. For information about Shakespeare for Schools visit