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Our flagship Shakespeare programme created with Contender Charlie provides an action-packed introduction to Shakespeare for KS3 audiences. These thrilling theatrical experiences aim to help young people better understand themselves, society and the world around us through additional activities in the theatre and classroom.

All our other productions are suitable for 14+ and delve into social and/or political themes that may ignite discussion and debate in your KS4 & KS5 students.

Alongside productions, we also offer workshops and online resources to help support students to deepen their understanding of the professional theatre industry – opening up the theatre processes of performers, directors, writers, designers and producers.

For further information about upcoming tour dates and the education programmes that accompany them, please get in touch with [email protected], or visit our show pages.

Please Do Not Touch Education Offer

Written by former Birmingham Poet Laureate Casey Bailey, Please Do Not Touch asks important questions about colonial legacy, contested heritage and how stories are told, offering a rich stimulus for exploration and conversation in your school.

Recommended: Year 10+ Drama, History, English & PSHE

Matinee performances aimed at schools will take place on Thursday 12th September and Thursday 19th September 2024 at 1.30pm at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry.

Tickets are £8, plus one teacher free with every 10 pupils. Please email [email protected] to make a booking!

An invitation from Casey Bailey:

Schools attending the show will receive a free digital resource featuring Casey Bailey, inviting young people to create their own poetry responses, exploring the things they feel passionately about. The resource will guide your class through the writing process.

If you have any questions, please contact Jade Samuels on [email protected]

A Family Business Engagement Offer

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Alongside the 2024 performances of A Family Business, we provided a suite of resources to encourage young people to engage with the show within and outside of educational contexts. These have been designed to:

  • further understand the ongoing threat of nuclear weapons
  • enable young people to take action around this and other issues they care about.
  • demystify pathways into careers within theatre and international diplomacy.

These can be used alongside seeing the show but can also be used in isolation to support and aid discussions with young people that are studying or interested in activism and creative careers.

Visit our blog post about these resources and how to use them:

or follow the links below to access each of the individual resources:

Meet the Team: Career Chat Videos

Meet the Experts: Post Show Panel Discussion

How to Plan an Activist Event Guide

So, What Can I Do Now? Postcard

If you have any questions or for more information, please email [email protected] 

Wuthering Heights Education Offer

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Teaching Resource Packs

In Spring 2023, to accompany Inspector Sands’ production of Wuthering Heights, we designed a rich online education pack to support the GCSE & A Level Drama and A Level English Lit curricula.

Our free English and Drama education packs are aimed at students 14+ (KS4 & KS5 (GCSE / A Level) offering access to behind-the-scenes materials and the processes of making the show.

Each pack explains the company’s artistic intentions and approach to adapting the novel as well as the social and cultural context for the adaptation. They contain a synopsis of the show, background information, video interviews with cast and creative team as well as practical activities connected to the Drama and English Lit syllabi.

Click here to view and download the Drama resource.

Click here to view and download the English resource.

Click here to watch the cast and creative team interview videos.

★★★★★ ‘I couldn’t help but think how this would be an incredibly compelling piece of theatre to study as part of a drama syllabus’ – Lauren in Leicester

If you have any questions or for more information, please email [email protected]

Practical Workshop

Key stages: KS4 & KS5 (GCSE / A Level)
Subjects: Drama, English Literature

School workshops were available to schools in areas the show toured to during April, May and June 2023.

These workshops explore themes, characters and extracts from Wuthering Heights. Students will gain insight into Inspector Sands’ artistic approach and theatrical style as well as the making process of their adaptation of Wuthering Heights.

In the course of this two hour workshop, students learn to devise an original performance piece using key moments from Wuthering Heights as a stimulus. Students also explore Inspector Sands’ unique devising methods, which will equip them with new skills in performance, directing and critical analysis.

★★★★★ ‘Inspector Sands’ fresh take on the literary classic is sure to make it more appealing to audiences young and old.’ – West End Best Friend

Email [email protected] to find out more.

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