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For All The Wonder Circus Women Out There

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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 … Continue reading

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Battle of Waterloo 200th Anniversary today

battle of waterloo

Coming from the town of Waterlooville the battle of Waterloo was always present in my childhood imagination but I found later that it wasn’t only those brave few who held they’re nerve in front charging horses that won the battle. The legend of … Continue reading

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

King John Magna Carta

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 … Continue reading

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Moments

Watch our very own Aron Trausti star in this new play ‘ Moments’ an exciting premiere of this fascinating Icelandic play. Visit crouchendfestival.org

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The Tempest Glamis adventure playground

Go and see this site specific production by our very own Mark Duncan of ‘The Tempest’ by William Shakespeare. It is a really inventive interpretation in an adventure playground. Catch it over the next two weekends and it’s free.   … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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​ … Continue reading

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Les Kiriki – Acrobates Japonais – 1907

Great imagination and theatrical fun Can you work out how this is done? Les Kiriki – Acrobates  

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Storytelling and our reponsibility

Just reading Bernard Cribbins talk about children’s TV being too fast and noisy made me think of a very thought provoking article written by the late, great Oliver Postgate of Bagpuss fame. In this article entitled DOES CHILDREN’S TELEVISION MATTER? … Continue reading

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