For 23 years we have been producing family circus and theatre shows and workshops in 1000s theatres, schools, community centres and festivals.
(see Splats website for full variety)
Our Shakespeare workshops are designed to maximize the involvement of the pupils and bring Shakespeare to life on stage. In just one day the pupils can learn and perform their very own production of A Midsummer Nights Dream ,The Tempest, Macbeth and Hamlet or take our Shakespeare Rap workshop or learn some stage combat and use it to perform Romeo and Juliet.
Plays to Choose from:
“A great introduction to the inventiveness of Shakespeare. Watch your pupils create the Midsummer Night’s madness of Oberon, Titania, Puck and the fairies causing chaos with their magical mischief on the humans. What fools these mortals be.“
“One of the great terrifying morality, mystery plays with its witches, warriors and ghosts. Follow the tragic fall of the Macbeths, who could defeat anything but their own gullible greed. Are dark forces in play or did they fool themselves? All hail Macbeth and find out with us.“
Romeo & Juliet
“In this we explore the text in a different way, through stage fight to bring the immediate visceral energy of watching the play to life. We will create the fight scenes with your pupils and explore the action and romance of this most pulsating of plays.“
"Join Prospero as the storm created by his sprites brings his usurper brother and cronies to this mystical island. Watch as Prospero magically twists and turns all the characters dream like to bring them safely to a happy brave new world.“
How Our Play in a day works
Our A Midsummer Nights Dream day begins with an assembly to introduce the pupils and teachers to the play and the characters they will be playing.
One class works with the splats teacher at a time to learn their scene. The play is divided into 4 scenes so 4 classes can take part or 2 classes can learn 2 scenes each.
Props and sets
The other groups make props and set for the show and then come and work on their scene. We supply a full teaching pack to help guide this.
At the end of the day all the classes come together to perform the show. The splats teacher acts as narrator which helps to guide the play along.
The pupils can act as their own audience as three of the scenes will be new to them but also please invite parents and other classes to watch as it is a great community event.
Shows we perform:
Macbeth Theathre Show
"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. A very popular view with Shakespeare’s patron King James 1st."
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Touring Show
“A great introduction to the inventiveness of Shakespeare. Watch your pupils create the Midsummer Night’s madness of Oberon, Titania, Puck and the fairies causing chaos with their magical mischief on the humans. What fools these mortals be.”
“Mixing modern language and original text it makes the story fun and crystal clear. The best way to experience the Bard which, lets face it, was designed to be enjoyed as a live show. Allow us to bring the laughs to you.“
Shakespeare Lost Panto – Cinderella
“Classic panto but with Shakespeare’s greatest characters. Join Cinderella (Juliet) and her friend Buttons (Bottom) in their struggle against her hapless dad (King Lear),evil step sisters and Baron Hardup (Macbeth). Will she meet her true love (Guess who)? Join Splats in this fun filled world of Shakespeare’s Lost Panto.“
Bookings and Prices:
For availability and prices please drop us an email or give Mike a ring on 07944 283659