Interactive MFL Performances for Year 6 and Key Stage Three (KS3)

In a hour-long interactive performance, one performer will visit your school and work with up to 120 Y6/7/8 students as they become the characters and recreate scenes from either Dumas' The Three Musketeers or Cervantes' Don Quijote de la Mancha.

English and the relevant Modern Foreign Language are both used throughout to ensure your students follow the action and are fully engaged. Supported by the performer, your students will take on main roles to tell the story in this fast-paced and dynamic session.

Over 38,000 children have taken part in our Les Trois Mousquetaires and Don Quijote de la Mancha sessions.


"An excellent opportunity to get all the children speaking other languages and to boost their confidence doing things in front of their peers. All the students found it an uplifting experience and thoroughly enjoyed taking part. Keeping 12/13 year olds focussed for an hour can be tricky, but the performance was gripping, the leaders were highly entertaining and had all the students waiting in anticipation for the next part of the story."

Kathryn Wareham, The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy, Croydon



Les Trois Mousquetaires

Subject: MFL - French
Age Group: 10-13 Year Olds (Year 6, Year 7, Year 8)
Available in London
Journey back in time to the turbulent and riotous streets of Paris. Les gardes du Cardinal are pitted against Les Mousquetaires du Roi. The threat of violence hangs in the air, fights break out on every corner and impassioned mottos ring out:

"Vive le Cardinal!"   

"Tous pour un, un pour tous!"

D'Artagnan, a brave and impetuous man from the countryside, longs to travel to Paris and join the famed and revered Musketeers. But with the odds stacked against him and obstacles facing him at every turn, will D'Artagnan ever achieve his dream?


Don Quijote de la Mancha

Subject: MFL - Spanish
Age Group: 10-13 Year Olds (Year 6, Year 7, Year 8)
Available in London

Meet the famous don Quijote de la Mancha, self-pronounced knight errant and defender of chivalry, as he sallies forth to battle giants, vanquish enchanters and save damsels in distress. Or so he believes! At his side, the ever-faithful Sancho Panza tries to keep his master tethered to reality and out of danger, but Don Quijote’s so-called ‘chivalry’ leads to misadventure at every step.

By turns comically farcical and touchingly tragic, the story of this hapless pair draws us in to share in their daring escapades.




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    • West Midlands & South West
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Important Information

Type: Secondary MFL Interactive Performance
Length of session: 60 minutes
Price£225 + VAT per session
Number of children: 120 - extra children are negotiable
All Freshwater drama facilitators are DBS checked
Please note that Les Trois Mousquetaires and Don Quijote de la Mancha are seperate sessions
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