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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

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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

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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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The Making of The Muddy Choir

The Making of The Muddy Choir

The Making of The Muddy Choir

Theatre Centre in Partnership with London Drama
Wednesday 24 September 2014
CPD Session 5-7pm; Show 7.30pm

Natalie Wilson (Director) will offer insight into Theatre Centre’s new production The Muddy Choir by Jesse Briton. The workshop will explore the building blocks of narrative, marking key moments in staging and the importance of the 'character engine'; how the dynamic interplay between characters fuels the action of the script. Participants will gain an understanding of rehearsal challenges and solutions, working with the director to learn how to apply techniques and practice in the development and production of this new play. The workshop will be followed be a performance of The Muddy Choir. For more information about the show click The Muddy Choir.

Links to Exam Specifications:
Characterisation/narrative building is present in many different aspects of assessment. Click this link for more information: Assessment.

Places for the workshop cost £25 for members of London Drama and £45 for non-members. The non-members' price includes an exclusive discounted Individual Membership to London Drama, available here for £20 and normally priced at £28; click here to find out more about the benefits of becoming a member. Both prices include a 40% discount on a ticket to The Muddy Choir at 7.30pm.

To book your place on this CPD Session and Show, please complete this form. If you have any questions, e-mail Marigold or call 020 7729 3066. Places will be limited to 20 people.

Wednesday 24 September 2014
Masterclass 5-7pm; The Muddy Choir: 7.30pm

at The Greenwich Theatre
Croom's Hill
London SE10 8ES

Edexcel A2 Drama Study Guide (2nd Edition) Edexcel A2 Drama Study Guide (2nd Edition) (£21.95)
by Max Harvey and Andrew Psirides
Rhinegold Education
ISBN: 978-1-906178-81-9
more info
Edexcel Drama for GCSE Second Edition Edexcel Drama for GCSE Second Edition (£18.99)
by Jos Leeder
Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340985373
more info
AQA A2 Drama Study Guide (2nd Edition) AQA A2 Drama Study Guide (2nd Edition) (£21.95)
by Philip Rush
Rhinegold Education
ISBN: 978-1-906178-82-6
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.