This year is the centenary of the end of the First World War and 100 years since the Armistice was signed on 11th November 2018. To mark the occasion we created Poetry and Poppies, an interactive workshop that combines poetry, drama, and history for the whole primary school. We spoke to Abi, the creator of the workshop, to find out exactly how the workshop came about and what its challenges were.Read More
To celebrate Roald Dahl Day and the 102nd anniversary of one of the most phizz-whizzing writers of all time, we have compiled a list of our top five easy ways to get creative with Roald Dahl.Read More
Teachers often wonder whether they are better advised to visit their local theatre or to bring a specialist company into their school. When it comes to which option is best for your school, we think there are three main areas to consider: production quality, price and convenience.Read More
How will you 'light up' your school hall this October?
With Diwali on the horizon we’ve created a free teaching resource which you can read here or download to print off and use in your classroom.
Do you like Gobblefunk? We love it!
From Oompa-Loompas to Snozzcumbers the invented language of Roald Dahl (Gobblefunk) demonstrates the fun that can be had by playing around with words and letting language loose!Read More
Two years ago we were thrilled to be asked by a Primary School we had visited in Yately if we could provide PPA Cover for their KS2 classes.
We put together a programme called Star Partnerships, giving each class West End quality weekly drama sessions expanding on their current class topic.Read More
It’s no secret that most adaptations of fairytales work very hard to change, solve or gloss over some of the darker details. But it’s one thing to watch an established retelling of a classic story, and an entirely different thing to create your own. For this year’s title, Beauty and the Beast, our writers Andrew and Alex went back to the original tale before writing their version. But going to the core of the original story meant coming face to face with the story’s biggest challenges.Read More
How do you reimagine a beloved story? How do you take a tale (as old as time) and make it work for primary schools across the country, and fit into an hour’s pantomime performance in their school hall, and make it so magical that they will remember it for years to come? Read about the making of our new Beauty and the Beast pantomime here!Read More
We do shows, we do education, (and sometimes we do Birmingham too!) so we thought perhaps we should check out the Education Show at the NEC! Once we found out that dancer Darcey Bussell and Children’s Laureate, Michael Rosen were key speakers we booked our train tickets!Read More
When we visit a school it’s not just the children who have fun! We spoke to our lovely Daisy Maywood about her passion for Bringing Books to Life…Read More
There is no better feedback than spontaneous reactions from an honest audience! That’s one of the things we love about working with children...Read More
The main purpose of a pantomime is light-hearted entertainment. Good old fashioned fun in other words! That cornerstone of the genre has stood strong over hundreds of years of ‘panto’. But who is in the audience, and how they are entertained has changed beyond all measure...Read More
One of the world’s best storytellers - Roald Dahl - was born 100 years ago. Now is a great time to inspire yet another generation of children with the wonders of his work.Read More
Roald Dahl Day is on 13th September and 2016 marks 100 years since his birth!
Now is a great time to inspire yet another generation of children with the wonders of Roald Dahl’s work. Our Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Enormous Crocodile dance workshops are currently ‘flying off the shelf’!
We asked a few of our performers to tell us how Dahl inspires them. Here's what they said...Read More