National Shakespeare Competition

Lalela Project’s Romeo and Juliet was a modern day narration of the iconic love story which saw Romeo banished to the Eastern Cape, police sirens being used and paramedics arriving at the scene of the lovers’ tragic deaths.

Lalela Project’s Romeo and Juliet was a modern day narration of the iconic love story which saw Romeo banished to the Eastern Cape, police sirens being used and paramedics arriving at the scene of the lovers’ tragic deaths.

BY SELINAH INGWANE, GRADE 11
The Lalela Impact | July 2015  

Being in Lalela means exploring great opportunities and engaging in many awesome activities such as participating in the national Shakespeare Festival, in a play directed by the most wonderful and inspiring director Claire Baker. The drama ‘Romeo & Juliet’ a love story/tragedy about two people from warring families who fall in love. Taking part in the play as a narrator has taught me self awareness, discipline, versatility, confidence and helped me discover my strengths and weaknesses. So far the journey has been absolutely amazing, seeing all the stunning costumes, props and sound system being arranged. Having to perform at the Artscape is a huge opportunity for me and an honour .The production has been exquisite,driven by young talented and beautiful actors and actresses. For all the dedication and hard work Lalela and our director have arranged a way of recognising the hard work by awarding us a tin of golden biscuits. This has been effective in encouraging young minds into putting out your best, because what you put in is what you get out.

A very special thanks to Annie’sAngels for the wonderful costumes!