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Drama Games for Teaching Shakespeare
21 Mar 2014 12:27Drama Games for Teaching Shakespeare

On Weds 8th October 2014, acclaimed director David Farmer is running a one-day course outlining a pract [ ... ]

The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare’s Globe
06 Mar 2014 17:42The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare’s Globe

Playing Shakespeare at Shakespeare's Globe provides London state secondary students with the opportun [ ... ]

Fight Directing Course Now Booking
14 Jan 2014 09:42Fight Directing Course Now Booking

Course Now Open: Book Here In 2014 we are offering a new one-day course on unarmed stage-fighting with [ ... ]

Shakespeare Week March 2014
20 Dec 2013 12:24Shakespeare Week March 2014

2014 is the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. From 17 - 23 March Shakespeare Week will be celeb [ ... ]

Commedia dell'Arte - Two Day Course
20 Dec 2013 12:15Commedia dell'Arte - Two Day Course

This brand new two-day course with Didi Hopkins takes place on Sat 2 and Sun 3 August 2014. Full detail [ ... ]

Guide to Drama Resource
18 Dec 2013 10:08Guide to Drama Resource

Want to know where to go next? Our tried and tested drama games and drama strategies are [ ... ]

Game of the Week

  • Story Web Story Web
    Tell a story, weave a web. Sitting in a circle, one person holds a ball of string and tells the first sentence of a story. She keeps hold of the end of the string and rolls or throws the ball of string to someone sitting on the other side of the circle. He adds a sentence to the story. He keeps hold of his part of the string and throws the ball on to a third player – and so on – and gradually a web is built up. It is worth taking a photo of the web at the end of the story as a reminder of...

Stage Fighting with Kevin McCurdy

Tuesday 5th August 2014
10:30am - 4:30pm at Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1

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A brand new one-day course on unarmed stage-fighting with acclaimed Stage Combat Master Kevin McCurdy who choreographs for films, TV and theatre (including The Drowned Man by NT/Punchdrunk and numerous plays at Shakespeare's Globe and the RSC). The course is suitable for teachers and other drama professionals - no experience is required! Read More >

Primary Drama Across The Curriculum

Wednesday 1st October 2014
10:30am - 4:30pm at Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1


This one-day drama INSET course immerses you in activities and ideas which you can take back and use immediately in the primary school classroom or drama club. The drama strategies can be used across the curriculum and are designed to meet statutory drama and literacy objectives. Read More >

Drama Strategies

More... Conscience Alley    

Conscience Alley

A character walks down an alleyway formed by members of the class as they use persuasive arguments to help make a decision.

More... Hot Seating    

Hot Seating

A character is questioned by the group about his or her background, behaviour and motivation.

More... Still Images / Freeze Frames    

Still Images / Freeze Frames

Participants create physical shapes by using their bodies to represent people, objects or abstract concepts.

More... Role On The Wall    

Role On The Wall

Participants pool their ideas and develop understanding of a character, whether real or fictional, through written contributions to a drawing.

More... Teacher in Role    

Teacher in Role

The teacher (or other adult) assumes the role of a character to guide and develop students’ learning.

More... Soundscape    


The leader or one member of the group acts as conductor, whilst the rest of the group are the 'orchestra'.

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