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Order in the Chaos
by Danielle Mackenzie

This new practical resource book by Danielle Mackenzie published by London Drama provides teachers with seven exciting units of work and materials designed for the GCSE Edexcel Drama Examintion, New Specification, helping to organise "Order" in all that potential "Chaos".

Published as a downloadable E-Book.

More info and download here

London Drama Members!

Get 5% discount on all London Drama books at LD Books. (Log in required.) Applies also to members of National Drama and English Speaking Board. Find out more

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Chicken! £7.50


Chicken! £7.50

The play tells the story of two cousins, Tammy and Chris. We are led to believe that something bad will happen to Chris who refuses to wear his cycle helmet. It is, however, Tammy who gets killed on the one morning that the cousins do not cycle to school. Chris remains to this day unwilling to tell anyone of his part in the accident and he has to live with this dreadful secret. As he says in the play, there is "no known cure" for even a moment's stupidity.. but you can learn from it!

Mark Wheeller is teacher and youth theatre leader in Southampton and is a well established writer of plays for young people.


(4 remaining)

Arson About Arson About (£8.75)
by Mark Wheeller
Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 978-0-7487-9010-4
more info
Graham - World's Fastest Blind Man Graham - World's Fastest Blind Man (£6.75)
by Mark Wheeller
ISBN: 9781902843094
more info
Hard to Swallow Hard to Swallow (£7.50)
by Mark Wheeller
ISBN: 9781902843087
more info

Coming up

Drama Now! Conference 2018: Drama and the Crunch

Thursday 5th March & Friday 6th April 2018
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this Conference because not enough people booked it. However, we recommend atttending National Drama's Drama Spa Conference on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th April 2018 at Homerton College, Cambridge. More info here.
National Drama has arranged a special rate of £200 for London Drama Members to attend.
If you would like to book this Conference instead please contact us at and we will book you in.


Drama Networks Survey
Are you in an active local network for drama teachers? Would you like to be? Take the LD Drama Network Survey here

GCSE Drama Take Up Survey
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Courses Survey
We are always keen to hear what courses we can run for you. Please take our Courses survey here.

Mapping Drama Practice
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STEP is a borough-wide partnership linking the theatre community and education and youth sector in the London Borough of Southwark. STEP aims to equalise, extend and deepen the theatre and drama experience of all young people living in Southwark through the development of strategic partnerships between schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations. STEP's objective is to work closely with Southwark schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations to develop creative approaches to learning and provide innovative projects which stimulate children and young people's personal development and contribute to their educational attainment.
Find out more here.