Utilising the skills of our company of actors and facilitators, as well as the expertise of an experienced teacher and pastoral head of year, the company can devise creative bespoke workshops which will engage young people in academic or PSHE topics through a mixture of dramatic performance and group activities. Workshops can also focus on issues such as Road Safety or Health and Well Being to meet the needs of Local Authorities.
Introduction to Shakespeare: This season visiting schools in Surrey, Suffolk, London, Devon, Berkshire and Kent, this is the ideal way to explore Shakespeare, his life and works in a seventy-five minute interactive workshop. The session explores the cultural background to his life and works, as well as covering key excerpts from a selection of plays including Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night and Henry IV. The workshop demystifies the text and explores the plays in performance.
Teacher, West Exe School, Exeter
An Inspector Calls: With the help of a team of actors and a director, Year 11 students in Witham, Essex explored the characters, their motivations and attitudes though a focus on the dramatic presentation of relevant extracts and interaction between the characters and the students.
“It was really good and really helpful. I loved the fact that it was interactive as it helped everyone to focus more and I was able to understand the characters’ viewpoints so it will be easier to write about them in an essay.”
Year 11 student.
PSHE Mental Health workshop: The Company travelled to Worthing to contribute to a day intended to raise awareness of physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. The company’s workshops focused on anxiety caused through the breakup of friendships: the causes, consequences and what to do about it.
“Thank you so very much for the two superb performance workshops you led with our Year 10 students this morning. I know that the students enjoyed the performance and discussions and they will have taken a lot from the session.”
Subject Leader Personal Development, Davison CE High School for Girls
In addition, recent workshops have focused on bringing to life GCSE poetry for Year 11 students and working with primary school pupils on ways they can keep themselves safe when walking to school.
Interested in booking a bespoke workshop?
All our workshops are designed with the needs of your students in mind and we consult you fully during the planning stage before we go into rehearsal
If you are interested in booking a bespoke workshop or would like more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 793 0040.