Bootham School drama department will be staging a modern interpretation of Hans Anderson’s The Red Shoes to round off the final week of this term. Red Red Shoes is an adaptation by Charles Way of the original story.
Set in a modern war-torn European country, the play follows the story of a young girl, forced out of her village because of her ethnicity, as she makes a perilous journey across the mountains to a refugee camp in a neighbouring country.
The story, though dark, is simply and beautifully told – it will be performed by a cast of young actors drawn from Bootham’s Year7 to Year10.
Head of drama at Bootham, Simon Benson, said, “This promises to be a good, thought provoking piece of theatre. We’ve had a lot of enquiries about it and just how it differs from the ballet – I’d just like to say to everyone, ‘come and see for yourselves – everyone is welcome!’”.