Free kids drama workshops during half term!

Raynes Park High School Workshop

We’re excited to offer drama workshops for young people aged 8-12 in libraries this half term to inspire them in the magic of storytelling.

As part of our current libraries project which has included performances of David Mamet’s Reunion and Dark Pony after hours in six atmospheric South London libraries, we are now offering free drama workshops for young people in three libraries this half term. With fun drama games and exercises to develop their writing, acting and storytelling, we aim to excite young people about bringing stories to life and creating new stories.

  • FREE for 8-12 year olds
  • Max 20 participants

The workshops are led by two DBS checked workshop leaders including Artistic Director Joanna Turner, who is an experienced theatre and opera director having worked at the Young Vic Theatre, Opera North, Shakespeare’s Globe and New York City Opera and colleague Lucy Bishop who has co-founded two theatre companies; award-winning physical theatre company The Outbound Project and comedy/clowning company The Bishop Sisters.

Please register in advance! You’ll receive a confirmation email when your place is reserved. Any questions please email Artistic Director Joanna Turner at: [email protected]

 
 
Thu 26th Oct
10.30am-12noon
 
Register here

Designing a production for six libraries across South London

Clapham Library

Clapham Library

So our design process for Reunion and Dark Pony is well underway! Our exciting Set & Costume designer Bex Kemp and I have started the process of thinking about how you design these plays for six different libraries! Read more about Bex’s previous work here.

We’ve been reading and discussing the plays, pulling out things we think are interesting and possibly useful to think about as well as visiting all of the libraries together. Each library is quite different so the plays will be a different experience in each library, each with its own problems to be solved and exciting, beautiful or unique elements to make the most of. We need to work out how the plays can work best in each of the six libraries to make the most of each individual space as well as telling the stories of these two plays as best as we can. Read more