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National Drama also has developed Resources During Lockdown.

Like London Drama, National Drama has also developed support materials for Drama teachers during this lockdown period.
There is a page on their website at Resources and they have a Resources Folder for sahring resources at Resource Folder.
Take care at this difficult time!

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Drama Job Vacancies

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Borough Drama

Is your borough organised for Drama? Does it provide INSET or CPD courses? London Drama can support the development of initiatives and programmes for drama in boroughs. Please contact us if you would like more information. 
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School Support

If your school would like to develop drama training please contact us. We will advise on or provide active resourcing.

Youth Theatres

Get Into Theatre helps you find out about career opportunities, work experience, training and much more.




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

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Connecting Meaning to Movement with DV8 (Members)

Connecting Meaning to Movement with DV8 (Members)

Connecting Meaning to Movement with DV8 (Members)


Hannes Langolf and Ira Mandela Siobhan will conduct a workshop with participants on scenes from To Be Straight With You. Recorded interviews, which formed the basis of the piece, will be used in the creative sessions and participants will develop ways of interweaving this text with movement.

Please be aware that this workshop is not for the faint hearted! The session will deal with wide social themes concerning cultural, racial and religious in/tolerance within our society.

DV8 Physical Theatre
Lloyd Newson’s DV8 Physical Theatre has won fifteen awards over the last five years for its stage and film works, including a Prix Italia and the Rose D’Or. The company was formed in 1986 and has produced sixteen highly acclaimed dance pieces, which have toured internationally, and four award-winning films for television.

To Be Straight With You
Conceived and Directed by Lloyd Newson To Be Straight With You is a poetic but unflinching exploration of tolerance, intolerance, religion and sexuality. Based on hundreds of hours of audio interviews collected throughout the UK with people directly affected by these issues the piece incorporates dance, text, documentary, animation and film. Nominated for a Lawrence Olivier Award (Best New Dance) and winner of the 2009 French Critics Award; Grand Prix for Dance, To Be Straight With You completed an international tour (which included a sell-out three week run at the National) in December 2009.

“DV8 and Lloyd Newson have always been well ahead of the game. Now, just at a point when others are catching up, Newson reinvents the rules...Hard-hitting and passionate... you will not be able to resist this brave, life-affirming show’.
                                                                              The Guardian

Ira Mandela Siobahn                                        Hannes Langolf

Photos: Matt Nettheim

The Politics of Performance (Members) The Politics of Performance (Members) (£20.99 £19.94)
by Baz Kershaw
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415057639
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Performance Analysis- An Introductory Coursebook (Members) Performance Analysis- An Introductory Coursebook (Members) (£21.99 £20.89)
by Colin Counsell and Laurie Wolf (Editors)
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415224079
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Performance - A Critical Introduction (Members) Performance - A Critical Introduction (Members) (£21.99 £20.89)
by Marvin Carlson
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415299275
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Coming up

Our free CPD events are being organised in partnership with National Drama via Eventbrite - access them here.

In addition, we have some resources to support you via our e-news at Resources and our home page centre panel features our latest free online event


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
Has EBacc undermined GCSE Drama take up? Take the survey here.

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.