For all ages…
These shows are punchy, engaging adaptations of classical texts, designed to focus on sidelined characters or contemporary ethical considerations. They are designed to appeal to a range of audiences and can be performed in theatres, community venues – or even adapted for use in education. Browse our Classical Adaptations.
In addition, we also run seminars and workshops targeted at professionals and academics. Previously these have explored a variety of topics – from the to the theatrical representation of research data to the use of drama in educational or sociopolitical contexts. These talks are announced on an “as and when” basis. Previously they have included seminars at the National Association for the teaching of English and the EnglishUK ELT Conference.
For young people…
Issue-based Educational Theatre
We produce issue-based productions/workshops, suitable for ages 11-18. Shows can support key Learning Objectives in PSHE, RE, Citizenship and other Enrichment subjects. Perfect for a PSHE dropdown day, our productions/workshops are excellent teaching aids/discussion starters and can count towards teachers’ Continued Professional Development. Find out about our current PSHE show.
As part of our research and development process, we also run Drama Workshops with Performing Arts Groups and GCSE Drama Students. These sessions help us understand the perspective of our audiences and the issues that matter to them. They also promote creativity, confidence and provide students with an introduction to various styles/genres within the Performing Arts.
Our workshops are suitable for all young people – regardless of ethnicity, faith, Special Educational Needs or social background. The workshops extend and enhance the experience of our theatre shows, aiding student comprehension and acting as a starting point for further study/discussion. A typical workshop includes:
- Discussion of the themes/issues explored during the performance, the characters and their journey
- Demonstrations of the theatrical devices/effects used to tell the story
- Investigation into real world examples of the show’s content, using primary and secondary sources
- Quizzes, games and interactive activities designed to aid student comprehension
- Practical advice for dealing with the topics covered and where to go for further information