Shakespeare Schools Festival - Malawi

The Fourth Festival - 2020

We propose to conduct the Fourth Festival (which will be virtual) on Saturday, 28th November.


Kamuzu Academy continues to be the host institution.


The following plays are under rehearsal:


All Saints' Mtunthama CDSS: Macbeth

Chayamba Secondary School: As You Like It

Chayamba Secondary School (Special Needs Unit): King Lear (signed)

Chimbowe Primary School: Macbeth

Destiny Drama Club (Mtunthama): The Comedy of Errors

Kamuzu Academy: Othello

Mlare Private Secondary School: The Merchant of Venice

Mtunthama Primary School: The Tempest

Mua School for the Deaf: The Taming of the Shrew (signed)


Plays will be filmed in advance and presented online over one or more Festival Days.


The Festival will also be taken to pupils of participating schools on dedicated visits in early December.


Other schools are welcome to contribute plays, if they wish to be involved.


In September 2020 the Shakespeare Schools Festival - South Africa celebrated its own virtual Festival. Click here to see what was achieved!


To follow on this page as our own programme evolves!


Shakespeare Schools Festival - Malawi
25th October 2020

Emmanuel Sogolera (Kamuzu Academy Drama Club) represents Malawi with his own Chichewa version of 'All the world's a stage' as part of a 'lockdown' project (April 2020) of the South African Festival to collect versions of this speech in as many languages of the world as possible.