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Primary school actors take on Julius Caesar

23 March, 2017 — By Tom Foot

Lend me your spray cans… pupils from Holy Trinity and St Silas primary school stage their version of Julius Caesar, including Rebecca, Boris, Amahri, Oumnia, Kristina, Aidan, Xander and Stella

CHILDREN used red spray cans to re-enact the murder of Julius Caesar in a spellbinding Shakespeare production yesterday (Wednesday). The bard’s classic story of greed and ambition – where a leader is famously knifed in the back by his former comrades – was staged by pupils of Holy Trinity and St Silas, in Kentish Town.

The school’s infants also performed the play by swapping its complicated language for dance routines. The productions were the work of teacher Luke Williams, a former professional actor who helped the school set up a charity, Primary Shakespeare Company, which stages productions in London schools. Head Lorraine Dolan said Shakespeare helped “build confidence” in children.

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