The annual Inter-School Shakespeare Drama Competition, better known as ‘Shakes’ organised by the Colombo YMCA and the Rotary Club of Colombo North was held last week at the Lionel Wendt Theatre in Colombo. It is by far, the longest-standing Inter-School Shakespeare Drama Competition in the world.
A total of 33 schools (17 girls and 16 boys) competed for the top four spots in the Finals for the coveted champion’s shield.
Bishop’s College, Colombo became the champions for this year.
Devi Balika Viyalaya, Colombo became the runners-up of the event while Dhehara Waidyasekare of Holy Family Convent Bambalapitiya and Dion Setunge of Gateway College, Rajagiriya won the Winifred Jayamaha Memorial Challenge Cup won the Best Actress award.