In October 2023, Shakespeare Festival—a unique and fascinating experience in Dulwich—returned offline for the first time in four years! To celebrate this incredible occasion, students and teachers from Dulwich Zhuhai and other Dulwich schools gathered at Dulwich Beijing for a four-day Shakespeare extravaganza.


Students and teachers worked with the practitioners from the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), taking part in a variety of workshops, based around improving their knowledge, understanding and love of the works of William Shakespeare.

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The theme of this year's was 'Reconnection' and participating schools were asked to perform in a final performance based on the theme. Daisy L (Y11), Serena Y (Y11), Sonia S (Y11), Enid H (Y10), Angelina L (Y13), Jocelyn L (Y11), devised a brand-new piece of theatre, reflecting on the impact of Covid-19, but also highlighting the beauty of reconnecting again. Students of Dulwich Zhuhai gave a heartfelt and impressive performance. 

Daisy L
The Shakespeare Festival is a truly fascinating experience that I will never forget. I first thought it might only focus on scripts, but it turned out to be the opposite. The whole Shakespeare Festival involved a lot of fun workshops, games, and performances which all included bits and bits of Shakespeare. The people I met were super welcoming and sweet. Everyone did ‘break a leg’ in their performance. This festival taught me a lot and most importantly, how to create new connections.
- Daisy L, Student
Sonia S
The skills imparted by various teachers were invaluable which have greatly enhanced my acting abilities. Taking part in the performance has significantly contributed to the development of my confidence. Also, collaborating with students from different Dulwich high schools and colleges has accelerated my English language proficiency. During those days, I found everyone was exceptionally friendly. The environment has allowed me to fully engage in the world of drama.
- Sonia S, Student