Twelfth Night at the Willow Globe
June 2019

Orsino & Viola get married
Orsino & Viola get married
  • A site-specific cross arts project involving Key Stage 2 pupils from Franksbridge, Llanelwedd and Llanfihangel Rhydithon County Primary Schools
  • Based at Shakespeare Link’s stunning Willow Globe – a scaled-down living willow version of Shakespeare’s Globe
  • Five days of music, drama and art workshops exploring Twelfth Night and devising a new and original production
  • Culminating in a promenade performance for fellow pupils, family and friends

Creative team

  • Leila Crerar & Madeline Hyland, Director/Assistant Director
  • Mike Soper & Elizabeth Exell, Music Leaders
  • Hilary & Graham Roberts, Designers

Feedback from the Participants

“The Experience at the willow globe was fantastic I loved the show, I loved the painting. But my fave was the music I really want to do it again. Me and my best friend are still doing the songs. the amazing people there were so kind and generous. I loved it there. I cant wait to go again.”

“At the Willow Globe the teachers were great and really fun. There were swallows in the toilets and I saw bats in the barn. I made new friends. I loved meeting up with the other schools, it was awesome. I particularly loved all the crafts, making our own props was really good. The Willow Globe is an actual theatre made from willow trees. I like Shakespeare now and our version of Twelfth Night was very funny.”

“My highlights of the week were the fact that we could be as creative as we wanted to be and I got to learn all my favourite subjects over and over again. Also one of my highlights was that we could mix up with other children from different schools! Personally I think that the way that you were able to include the children’s ideas of the play and get the main theme to make sense was amazing! Overall the week was unforgettable.”

“This is the best school trip we’ve ever done. I hope we can do it again.”

And from some happy parents

“We can’t thank you enough for all that you have done to make this incredible experience possible... Our son had the most amazing week; he was only sad that it came to an end! All the children looked like they were relaxed and happy yet engaged and trying new things – it was the embodiment of education at its absolute best! Our words can’t do it justice…we are just really grateful!!!”

Thank you to our funders

Our Twelfth Night project was generously supported by Powys Welsh Church Act (through the Community Foundation in Wales), the Gibbs Trust, Ty Cerdd, Llysdinam Trust, Oakdale Trust and individual donors to MWMT.