Young Shakespeare Company Week


Gibraltar Cultural Services (GCS), on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, and in partnership with the John Mackintosh Educational Trust, is pleased to announce the return of the Young Shakespeare Company.

The Young Shakespeare Company will be performing an adaptation of ‘Hamlet’ at the John Mackintosh Hall Theatre throughout next week to over two thousand students. Additionally, one educational workshop will be held where students interested in the dramatic arts will be given the opportunity to work with professional actors, under the guidance of the Young Shakespeare Company Director, Mr Christopher Geelan.

Minister for Culture John Cortes said: “I am very pleased to see the Young Shakespeare Company back in Gibraltar, making the work of Shakespeare accessible and enjoyable for our youngsters. We can never do enough to engage children in works of literature, and this is a wonderful serious yet fun way of doing so”.

GCS would like to thank the John Mackintosh Educational Trust for their generosity in sponsoring this fantastic educational project, as well as the Department of Education and schools for their support and collaboration. GCS is confident that these opportunities will lead to greater involvement of young people in the dramatic arts and improve their understanding of classical literature.