"The students and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. To actually see my students perform on the Globe Stage was one of my highlights. I know this will be a lifetime memory for all involved. I certainly won't forget this experience for a long time and I cannot wait for next year!"
Participating teacher, Our Theatre 2014
Our Theatre 2015:
Thanks to the generous support of PwC, we are delighted to announce that Our Theatre will once again be taking place on Friday 12 June 2015.
The project is free to all participating secondary schools and is a fantastic opportunity to work with real theatre professionals. Supported by our practitioners, you and your students will bring your scene to the stage of the newly-built Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Your scene will form part of a collaborative performance of Henry V with other schools from across the London Boroughs of Southwark and Westminster.
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What we need from you:
Taking part in Our Theatre is a big commitment. We need schools and teachers able to commit to fourteen weeks of after school rehearsals. This will also involve additional work to support learning of lines and understanding of the play’s themes and a morning visit to the Globe. We will also need you to be available for the dress rehearsal and both final performances. This means a lot of hard work, but incredible experiential learning and a fantastic positive engagement with Shakespeare.
What you get from us:
Each group (a maximum of 20 students) from participating schools will work on an edited scene from Henry V over 15 weeks across two school terms. This includes
- A total of 19.5 hours of rehearsal time in 13 weekly 90 minute sessions after school
- A 90 minute visit to the Globe to explore the stage
- A 90 minute rehearsal on stage in the week of the final production.
- - A one hour meeting with the Design team to contribute your ideas to the final look of the programme.
If you have any queries about the project please contact us by email, or telephone on 020 7902 1478.