February 15-26. The vPlus Festival is an online festival from Potential Plus UK, full of workshops, webinars and discussions for young people with enquiring minds, their families and schools.


Dream Big! Drama Workshop – Mary Benzies and Rachel Lewin – Ages 8-11

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Dream Big! Drama Workshop – Mary Benzies and Rachel Lewin – Ages 8-11

Ages 8-11

Join us as we create the world of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Walk in the shoes of the colourful characters we find deep in the enchanted forest. This fun and practical workshop for 8 to 11-year-olds, will bring to life Shakespeare’s classic tale of magic, mystery and mayhem through games, characterisation and lively storytelling!

Session Presenters

Mary Benzies and Rachel Lewin

Mary Benzies and Rachel Lewin

Tolethorpe Youth Drama offers a full, immersive, year-long programme of classes, workshops, productions and festivals. Children and young people are trained in and exposed to all aspects of Drama, Theatre-Making, and Performing Arts. As an integral part of the renowned Stamford Shakespeare Company, TYD benefits from its association with the company and its incredible facilities, including the six hundred seat open air Rutland Theatre. Rachel Lewin and Mary Benzies, part of TYD’s teaching team, bring a background in the professional industry and extensive experience in their craft. They are delighted to be leading two exciting workshops as part of the online festival.

Event Hours(1)

  • Mon 22nd Feb

    11.30 - 12.30

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Potential Plus UK is a leading UK charity in the field of High Learning Potential (gifted/more able) and Dual or Multiple Exceptionality (gifted/more able + special educational need or disability). If you would like to find out more about how we support children and young people, their families and schools please see our parent website Potential Plus UK

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We are grateful to the Government for funding this festival free through the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund


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