Drama

Donmar Warehouse’s all-female Shakespeare Trilogy added to the National Theatre’s On Demand In Schools service

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, the ground-breaking trilogy which includes Julius Caesar, Henry IV and The Tempest is now available for secondary schools to watch across the UK via the free national service. With a diverse, all-female cast and set in a women’s prison, the productions asked the question, “Who owns …

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time schools tour to visit 60 secondary schools across the UK

A specially staged production of the National Theatre’s award-winning play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will begin a 12-week tour to 60 schools across the UK in September 2018. The production will visit five selected secondary schools each week across London and the UK, touring to …

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Cultural education charity Shakespeare Schools Foundation awarded prestigious Praemium Imperiale Grant for Young Artists

Shakespeare Schools Foundation (SSF) has been awarded the Grant for Young Artists in the 30th anniversary year of The Praemium Imperiale. Awarded by the Imperial Family of Japan on behalf of the Japan Arts Association, the global arts prize includes five categories not covered by The Nobel Prize – painting, …

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8,500 London school children learn first-hand about the Kindertransport as part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Stories from Willesden Lane project

8,500 London school children have attended live performances of the “Children of Willesden Lane” to educate them on the Holocaust and, more specifically, to help them to understand the experiences of those saved by the Kindertransport as it marks its 80th anniversary this year. The performances are part of multi-disciplinary …

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New drama project to increase primary school children’s engagement in writing

Leeds Beckett University has teamed up with Burley and Woodhead Church of England Primary School in West Yorkshire and Alive and Kicking Theatre Company to investigate creative ways of increasing children’s motivation for writing. Dr Tom Dobson, Principal Lecturer in the Carnegie School of Education and project leader, explained: “National …

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