Splats

Splats theatre shows and workshops 2014 – 15 Splats established 1993 by Stephen Richards a juggling P.E. teacher and Mike Redwood a diabolo spinning theatre director. Their imaginative, pioneering shows have established Splats as the leading educational workshop company in the uk and a number one theatre touring company. Splats Learning through fun Sometimes a […]

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The Tempest on tour

A delightfully adapted version bringing to life Shakespeare’s closing masterpiece. Join Prospero as the storm created by his sprites brings his usurper brother and cronies to this mystical island. Watch as Prospero’s uses magical creatures to twist and turn all the characters dream like bringing them safely to a happy ‘brave new world.’ A fantastic […]

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Macbeth Theatre Show

Shakespeare in a Suitcase traveling players present their production of Macbeth for a younger audience. ‘Tempted by the supernatural weird sisters to break their bonds of trust and murder their King,the Macbeths unleash the forces of nature’s revenge. This production focuses on the play’s theme of killing an anointed king, that is the greatest crime. […]

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How to teach Macbeth. Create a Shakespeare Play in a Day.

'How to teach Macbeth. Create a Shakespeare play in a day.' Watch this video on Youtube 'This is a great cartoon version from the BBC Animated Tales with the wonderful Brian Cox and Zoe Wanamaker in the leads.' We recommend this picture book versions of Macbeth by Andrew Mathews illustrated by Tony Ross. Click here [...]
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The Tempest on tour

A delightfully adapted version bringing to life Shakespeare’s closing masterpiece. Join Prospero as the storm created by his sprites brings his usurper brother and cronies to this mystical island. Watch as Prospero’s uses magical creatures to twist and turn all the characters dream like bringing them safely to a happy ‘brave new world.’ A fantastic […]

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Shakespeare’s Late Plays – Recorded at the Globe’s Playhouse

Andrew Marr presents a special edition of Start the Week, celebrating the later life and works of William Shakespeare. Recorded at the Globe’s candle-lit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, the actor Simon Russell Beale and Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole discuss the late romances. The writer Jeanette Winterson explores her personal connection to The Winter’s Tale, and the […]

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Splats Theatre A Midsummer Night’s Dream actually performed in the woods…

This is Rammy spoke to Paul Jenkins of Splats Theatre Company who are going to be performing a version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Summerseat Woods. The tickets for the event, if they have not all sold out by the time of this podcast are available at Ramsbottom Library (link below) for £7 […]

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What Shakespeare can teach us about The Magna Carta and Historical drama

Driving home with my family from a theme park I suddenly swerved and shouted ‘Runnymede.’ I regained control of the car. My family asked perplexed what was up. ‘This is Runnymede, where the Magna Carta was signed’ I yelped. ‘The what???!!!’ they asked. ‘The Magna Carta, the big paper, you know when the Barons and […]

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Peter Brooks A Midsummer’s Night Dream

Have a listen to this amazing talk with Peter Brook about his groundbreaking production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. What it helps us understand is how the view of Shakespeare’s play as historically fixed entities has opened up, that we set can them anywhere . As Judi Dench says’ you can’t mess about with Chekov, […]

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Why does 10 Downing street prove that history for schools can be silly as well as horrid.

How many times have you seen a politician going in or out of number 10 Downing street​?​ ​I​s the number 10 straight? Why are the walls black? Are all the chairs perfectly lined up in the Cabinet ​R​oom​? Whose picture​ is everyone given a postcard of when leaving?​ What does it say about the British?​ […]

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Shakespeare Rap

Shakespeare Rap Our Shakespeare Rap workshop uses Mc and Rap skills and theatre. Shakespeare workshop based on Shakespeares ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and Macbeth. Using hip-hop culture to look at Shakespeare from a modern perspective. Shakespeare Workshop aims The aim of the Shakespeare workshop is to help the pupils understand the Tudor language in all its gory detail […]

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