English Talk/Podium Discussion

Question and Answer

To give audience members the chance to practice their English we offer the possibility to ask our actors questions directly after the performance. The podium discussion allows an active involvement in the event and gives children and young people the opportunity to test their English language knowledge.

Learning a foreign language, and the culture that goes with it, is one of the most useful things we can do to broaden the empathy and imaginative sympathy and cultural outlook of children. Michael Gove

From our many years of experience we can honestly say that the curiosity of the audience usually turns out to be bigger than their fear of using a foreign language; and this especially applies to our young audiences, who often get underestimated in their willingness to ask questions.

Questions about the themes of the theatre play, the background of its making, theatre work in general, the life of an actor, cultural life in England, or simply what the actor’s favourite food or colour is, are all questions that we welcome.

Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.    Benjamin Whorf

The talk usually happens with the complete audience present, but if only a smaller group of audience members is interested in talking to our actors this can also be arranged. Unfortunately our ensemble cannot make visits to lessons.

To gain the most from the talks some preparation is beneficial in terms of concrete questions for your students to ask.

The talk is an optional service offered by our theatre and is included in the ticket price and lasts for a maximum of 30 minutes immediately after the performance.