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

For the love of libraries….

As Mamet plays in libraries is a bit different to opera on the high street, we thought perhaps you might be interested to hear a bit more about our forthcoming production of Reunion and Dark Pony and why it’s taking place in libraries across South London.

Firstly, we aim to present one opera and one theatre production a year. Last year it was street opera Drifting Dragons and digital promenade theatre piece A Secret Life, which took the audience on a journey round the streets and ended up for a scene in the wonderful Mason’s Arms pub. Both of those projects were new pieces based on local people’s stories and inspired by the many local people across Merton and Wandsworth we spoke to about their memories.

This year we have left new stories to re-discover old ones and present them in unusual public places. You don’t often hear Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte in the pub or the supermarket do you? But you do with us! So we wanted this year’s theatre production to also be a classic in an unexpected place.

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