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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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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

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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Role Reconsidered: Teacher-in-Role & Acting (Members) £17.99 £17.09

Role Reconsidered: Teacher-in-Role & Acting (Members)

Role Reconsidered: Teacher-in-Role & Acting (Members) £17.99 £17.09

by Judith Ackroyd
Trentham Books
ISBN: 978 185856 310 7

Teacher-in-role is ripe for re-evaluation and Judith Ackroyd's research into the concept is valid, exciting and challenging. She shows that a strict distinction between teacher-in-role and acting can no longer be sustained. Teachers working in role are acting.

The case is argued by critiquing and deconstructing the teacher-in-role work of well-known education practitioners, most notably Dorothy Heathcote, then applyng the same systematised approach to a famous actor acting. Like Zarilli, Dr Ackroyd argues that definitions applied to the dramatic art form have to accommodate diverse and developing practices because arts practices do not stand still.

This reconsideration of role has urgent implications for the training of drama teachers. Examples of practice designed by leaders in the field provide materials for teachers to use in the classroom.

The new understanding of teacher-in-role as acting provided in this book will have a liberating effect on classroom practice. Role Reconsidered will be essential reading for teachers and teacher educators and for all those who follow developments in the field of drama.

Dr Judith Ackroyd is the Director of the Centre for Applied Arts Reseach at Unversity College Northampton.


Acting (Re)Considered (Members) Acting (Re)Considered (Members) (£24.99 £23.74)
by Phillip B. Zarilli
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0-415-26300-X
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Learning Through Theatre (Members) Learning Through Theatre (Members) (£24.99 £23.74)
by Tony Jackson
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415086103
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Dorothy Heathcote: Drama As A Learning Medium (Members) Dorothy Heathcote: Drama As A Learning Medium (Members) (£18.99 £18.04)
by Betty Jane Wagner
Trentham Books
ISBN: 978-1-85856-225-4
more info

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.