Shows and Dates

Season/School Year 2022-23  

*All shows will be available online and to be performed live at school

 

Advanced  Classes 10-13 including EF-Q2 (Age 15-20+) GUEST PLAYS: “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare and Kelly Griffiths © 

On our one hour romp through this rich and exciting text we will explore the themes of family, honour and revenge! Hamlet’s Father, the King of Denmark, is dead and his vengeful spirit roams the bleak, dark nooks and crannies of Elsinore Castle. His wife, Gertrude, wastes no time in finding a new husband and marries his Brother, Claudius-the successor to the throne. The spirit is in search of his son, Hamlet, to whom he declares it was his Uncle, the new King, who killed him and orders him to immediately avenge his death. How many innocent lives will be lost in this pursuit? Can someone so rattled with revenge fall in love? Is it, indeed, to be or not to be? Following six seasons of successfully touring Shakespearean adaptions, Kelly Griffiths has written and directed another highly entertaining, witty and educational play to engage your students in the Bard’s work. Her use of mixing modern and Shakespearean language helps motivate the student’s understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare, whilst still being faithful to the spirit of the original text. Performed by our highly skilled team of British actors, who facilitate the audience in getting involved in the show with choric speaking, creating soundscapes and even playing some of the Shakespearean characters; a truly magical theatre experience is guaranteed. The highly interactive formula ensures that everyone speaks at least one line of the play and is actively engaged in the performance. So, once again, we invite you to join us in our new Shakespearean extravaganza and become part of this truly unique production.

 

Intermediate Classes 7-11 (Age 13-17): Furious Games” by Kristi-Anne Seth©     

NOTE: The play has been adapted for today’s world. The story deals with mental health issues and the teenage angst of the main perpetrator, John. Presented in a sensitive, and touching, manner it is hard not to have sympathy for John. The play is an important impetus for schools, parents and young people to open up communication channels about a topic that might make us uncomfortable; but it won’t go away by ignoring it. The role of guns in the play is not the main focus of the action if you should be concerned.

Furious Games is a hard-hitting theatre play. Highly topical and sometimes shocking, this realistic play puts a mirror to our faces and the picture isn’t always pretty. With a long record of school shootings in the USA and beyond, we have to ask ourselves how did it come to this. Who’s to blame? – computer games, films, parents, society or the education system? The play serves as a perfect opportunity to start discussions in the classroom, to reflect, learn and listen to each other. Written and performed in intermediate English this theatre play is extremely suitable for a wide range of different age groups. Audiences can only profit from this theatre experience.
Photos Season 2018-19 Steph Bullock and Ben Steele

 

Elementary Level Classes 5 – 7 (Age 10-13): “The Banana Gang” a musical by Kristi-Anne Seth©   

The Banana Gang is a gangster musical with a twist. Set in the 1920’s the play takes us on an adventurous trip into the world of criminals and detectives. Our hero is Dick Pacey and together we follow the trail of the evil gangster ‘The Boss’, who is known for stealing and terrorizing the whole town. When the town’s mobile telephones go missing many questions arise and Dick sets out on a mission to find the answers: Is ‘The Boss’ dealing in mobile phones? What is the meaning of the smoking banana? Who is Bob? Will Dick succeed in solving these mysteries? Watch carefully and find out. This exciting play directly involves the audience in the action to create a fun, motivating and educational experience. With a mixture of clear language,  humour, comic timing and music this highly visual theatre is a must for young learners of English.
Photos Season 2018-19 Steph Bullock and Ben Steele

 

Primary School & Elementary level Classes 3/4 – 5 (Age 8-10): “The Dog's Bone” a musical by Kristi-Anne Seth©, “The Dog’s Bone” is an adventure in very simple English for school children with a small grasp of the language. In this hilarious play we meet Chicko, the chicken, Monkey, Billy, the dog, Sally, the little girl and Croc, the crocodile, as they try to find out who has taken Billy’s bone. Imagination and fantasy combine to inspire the children in their language learning. Written in simple English the play uses theatre techniques that directly involve the audience in the show. Audience participation plays an important role here. The play is a great way encourage the children’s language development in a fun and humorous way. Sit back and be entertained.
Photos Season 2018-19 Steph Bullock and Ben Steele

 

* In addition to the shows from season 2022-23, you can also book our shows from season, 2019-20, 2020-21 &  2021-22, as prerecorded performances.  Check out our back catalogue from Seasons 2019-20/2020-21. Shows include: The Dog's Bone, The Giant's Treasure,The Secret Box, McVamp, Captain Jack, Echoes-The Loss of Lilly, Songs, My Mother Taught Me, New Beginnings and Shakespeare’s Macbeth or Richard III.