Dispatches from Central Africa

Shakespeare Schools Festival - Malawi

The Third Festival - 2019


Children of Mua School for the Deaf (Dedza District) are rehearsing 'Love-in-Idleness' for their first performance at the Shakespeare Schools Festival - Malawi. Their teachers have forwarded this brief video clip of work in progress.


Click here to see Mr. Martin Probert's innovative adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream for this signed performance.

We intend to celebrate the third Shakespeare Schools Festival - Malawi from Friday, 29th to Saturday, 30th November, 2019 at Kamuzu Academy.

Further details will appear in due course. However, we are pleased to announce that the following plays are under rehearsal:


Central Region

All Saints' Mtunthama CDSS - Julius Caesar
All Saints' Private Primary School - The Tempest (Part I)
Chayamba Secondary School - Romeo & Juliet
Chimbowe CDSS - King Lear
Chimbowe Primary School - The Tempest (Part II)
Chiphaso CDSS - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Destiny Drama Club (Mtunthama) - The Merchant of Venice
Kamuzu Academy - The Comedy of Errors
Loyola Jesuit Secondary School - Macbeth
Mlare Private Secondary School - Hamlet
Mua School for the Deaf - 'Love-in-Idleness'


Northern Region

Luwinga Secondary School - Anthony & Cleopatra
Marymount Catholic Secondary School - Twelfth Night


Southern Region

Nyungwe Girls Catholic Secondary School - A Midsummer Night's Dream


Alexander Mpishi plays Brutus in All Saints' Mtunthama CDSS' production of Julius Caesar (2018).

Alexander said of what he had gained from participating in the second Shakespeare Schools Festival - Malawi:


'[The Festival] has helped me to gain confidence to speak to people. It has also helped me to make friends from different schools.'


Click here to read further comments from Mr. Michael Masudi, headteacher of All Saints' Mtunthama CDSS, and other members of the Drama Club.