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Youth Theatres

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Publications

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


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The Classic Fairytales £11.50

The Classic Fairytales

The Classic Fairytales £11.50

This title features Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Sleeping Beauty, adapted for the stage. The plays have been perfomed internationally and are suitable for schools, colleges, youth theatres etc.

Sleeping Beauty: 'Hovering deliciously between scary and fairytale, this is a show with fire in its belly and bewitching theatre for anyone over six.'
Time Out

Cinderella: 'This adaptation of the world's best loved fairytale is not to be missed. A Christmas treat for all the family, whether one is five or 95.'
The Morning Star

Beauty and the Beast: '...contains all the ingredients of the classic fairytale with the added dimension of rounded characters who are flawed human beings.'
Manchester Evening News

Charles Way is one of the most prolific writers of plays for chidren and young people in the UK; considered to be among the top three writers in this genre and the most performed playwright in Wales.

Quantity?

(2 remaining)

A Spell of Cold Weather A Spell of Cold Weather (£7.99)
by Charles Way
Aurora Metro
ISBN 0-9542330- 8-5
more info
The Classic Fairytales 2 The Classic Fairytales 2 (£11.99)
by Charles Way
Aurora Metro
ISBN: 978-0-9551566-7-0
more info
The Dutiful Daughter The Dutiful Daughter (£7.99)
by Charles Way
Aurora Metro
ISBN: 0-9546912-6-1
more info

Coming up

Sticks and Stones: Tackling Bullying Through Drama

Saturday 4th November: 10am-3.30pm
Led by Andy Kempe.
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross

This practical course will consider how to plan meaningful drama experiences that focus on bullying and its consequences. A wide range of activities and approaches will be employed and suggestions of suitable texts offered. The course will be of value to both primary and secondary school teachers.
Non Member Booking at Bullying & Drama
Members Booking (log in needed) at Bullying & Drama (Members).


London Drama Exam Board Courses Review

Saturday 11th November: 10am-2pm
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross

This course takes the form of a meeting with officers from AQA, Edexcel, and Eduqas.
This is an opportunity for the boards to share with you an update of how the first year of the new specification has gone. The speakers will address this subject initially for GCSE and then there will be board specific break out groups for more detailed Q and A afterwards. The model repeats for A level afterwards.
Non Member Booking at Exam Boards
Members Booking (log in needed) at Exam Boards (Members).


Surveys

Drama Networks Survey
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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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Organisations

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.