Wednesday, May 27, 2015

'One of the handiest things to have around' - Teaching Drama magazine
'Belongs amongst the top 10 books any director or drama teacher should own.' - English Touring Opera



101 Drama Games and Activities by David Farmer is a collection of highly effective games and exercises suitable for children, young people and adults - available in paperback or e-book format. Sections include improvisation, mime, ice-breakers, group dynamics, rehearsal, story-telling, voice and warm-ups so that you can quickly find an appropriate activity.

Acclaimed theatre director and drama consultant David Farmer has developed and refined these activities through thirty years of workshops with actors, teachers and children around the world. The pages are packed with tried and tested ideas for a whole range of activities useful for drama lessons, workshops or rehearsals.

This top-selling drama book is now available from Amazon in paperback or Kindle edition.

Also available from the National Theatre BookshopSamuel French and Foyles (London).



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Paperback: 90 pages, 6.00" x 9.00", RRP £14.99
Kindle: 121 KB
Foreword by David Wood OBE
Second Edition (2007)
ISBN: 978-1-84753-841-3

This ground-breaking book will equip you with the following knowledge and skills:

  • Quickly create scenes and starters for improvisation
  • Learn to develop mime skills through fun and enjoyable activities
  • Help new groups get to know each other with tried and tested ice-breakers
  • Develop group awareness and trust through group dynamics games
  • Spice up rehearsal sessions with activities to develop characters and new approaches
  • Explore the use of physical theatre
  • Find new ways of using story-telling in drama
  • Help your students to develop their voice through games, activities and tongue-twisters
  • Have fun with dozens of warm-up games!


'David Farmer's excellent little book... it is here that you will more than likely find an activity that will suit your needs.'
Journal of National Drama, Winter 2008.

'One of the handiest things to have around; if a non-specialist teacher picked it up it could lead to a really enjoyable lesson.'
- Teaching Drama Magazine, June 2007.

'An essential tool of the trade for those wanting practical ideas that really work.'
-Andrew McCann,

'I heartily recommend his techniques and ideas to all drama teachers and theatre directors.'
-David Wood OBE

'The language used is straight-forward and the instructions are easy to follow. The way in which the games are categorised into areas will save me time and also ensure that my activities are focused in the right direction and suited to the purpose of the lesson.'
- Bernadette Collins, UK

'This is a great resource, I am a student studying Primary school teaching - you helped with my final assessment! Thanks.'
- Felicity Ainsworth, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

'I am a newly certified theatre teacher and have to thank you for providing the most creative resources I have ever seen to educate and entertain young children.'
Matt Brown, Milwaukee, USA.

Enquiries: Call David Farmer on +44 (0)797 321 7876