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Drama Support

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

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New Publications

The Story Behind.. Too Much Punch for Judy
by Mark Wheeller

'This book is both insightful and informative on the story behind Mark Wheeller's play Too Much Punch for Judy. As a teacher of Drama I can thoroughly recommend this to other teachers, students, practitioners and those who are interested and follow Mark's work.'
Olivia Murphy, Drama and Performing Arts teacher.

More info and/or buy here


Order

 

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 The Story Behind.. Too Much Punch for Judy and all London Drama books. (Log in required.) Applies also to members of National Drama and English Speaking Board. Find out more

Improve Your Primary School Through Drama £19.99

Improve Your Primary School Through Drama

Improve Your Primary School Through Drama £19.99

Using drama right across the curriculum to improve and invigorate teaching and learning, this book provides whole school and individual class approaches underpinned by sound theory and implemented in a real primary school. Explanations and examples are given in a clear and accessible style, and links are made to The National Strategy.

The book illustrates a wide range of strategies that show how drama can help with:

  • behaviour
  • inclusion and multicultural issues
  • improving the whole school ethos
  • involving parents and governors.

This user-friendly and comprehensive text is the perfect support tool for teachers and managers ready to improve their school regardless of whether they're approaching drama for the first time or are already passionate about it.

Rachel Dickinson leads the PGCE in Drama with English at Warwick University. She is also a freelance consultant specialising in theatre projects for young people and school improvement through drama. This, her most recent publication, is based on a three year ethnographic study of the introduction of drama into a challenging and diverse city centre primary school.

Professor Jonothan Neelands is a National Teaching Fellow, the Chair of Drama and Theatre Education, and Director of Teaching and Learning at the University of Warwick UK. He has trained teaching artists at the Royal Shakespeare Company and at New York’s New Victory Theater.

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School Improvement Through Drama School Improvement Through Drama (£34.99)
by Patrice Baldwin
Network Continuum Education
ISBN: 978-1855394568
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Structuring Drama Work Structuring Drama Work (£20.25)
by Jonothan Neelands and Tony Goode
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 978-0-521-78729-1
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Creating Democratic Citizenship Through Drama Education New product Creating Democratic Citizenship Through Drama Education (£20.99)
by Peter O'Connor (Editor)
Trentham Books
ISBN: 9781858564562
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Coming up

Henna Night by Amy Rosenthal

London Drama, in partnership with Diorama Arts, invites you to a charity night LD fundraising performance of Henna Night at the New Diorama Theatre on Friday 13th June, 2014: 7.30pm.
This award-winning classic play from Amy Rosenthal is presented in an electric new production by renowned director Peter James.
More info/booking at New Diorama Theatre
Booking through LD at Booking.
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Surveys

 

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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Organisations

STEP

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.