INTRODUCTION

Young people from Stratford-upon-Avon, Alcester and the surrounding towns and villages come and join in the weekly drama workshops which are delivered in a fun, safe and stimulating environment.

Each week students will engage in a range of activities including: Theatre Games, Stage Craft, Mime, Physical Theatre, Script Work, Stage Combat, Voice and Improvisation.

It's a free ticket to explore all the wickedness, kindness, strangeness and wonderfulness of human beings. And when these brave little actors get their teeth into it, it’s very exciting to watch.

Sarah Plowright, Director of The Drama Club

We're interested in establishing a community of young people who enjoy creating theatre. In my mind, the best theatre is always created by the commitment and imagination of an ensemble of actors.

Aaron Bixley, Director of The Drama Club

How your child will benefit:

For your child, The Drama Club will be all about fun.

At The Drama Club we know that having fun is a serious business. Our weekly sessions will help your child acquire better concentration, a richer vocabulary, higher self esteem and a whole range of social and creative attributes that can make all the difference to their confidence and independence.

The Drama Club is run by industry professionals with an extensive knowledge of theatre performance, and theatre for young people. Workshop leaders have Enhanced DBS Disclosure checks and public liability insurance.

The Drama Club believes in the contribution Drama can make to the quality of children's lives in school and beyond.

JUNIORS (7 – 11 YEARS)

Whilst we encourage our young Drama Club members to work hard to reach their potential we recognise that the sessions should always be about having fun.

During the first term we will spend a lot of time playing drama games, developing confidence and getting to know each other. We will be using our imaginations and our bodies during role play and improvisation to create fun scenes and stories.

The second term will focus more on learning and developing new acting skills. We will look closer at improvisation, physical theatre and mime. Depending on the group, we may introduce some script work to help us with our story telling, however this would only be a few lines and could easily be achieved in class.

At the start of the third term we would like to begin rehearsal for a small scale production, the structure of which will largely depend on the group we have at that time. We will endeavour to cause as little impact as we can on a busy time of year at school. However, we would expect commitment, hard work and full attendance to dress rehearsals.

SENIORS (12 – 16 YEARS)

The aim is to develop the groups acting skills in a fun, safe environment. Students will be challenged to push themselves to their full potential. We will look at drama games that develop their confidence, the notion of team work and mutual respect.

As workshop leaders we work the group extremely hard, asking high standards of both performance and commitment within the sessions.

The workshops will explore the use of physical theatre, improvisation and mime to tell our stories in a more creative way. We will be looking at scripts, voice work, exploring character motivation and development, and there will be an opportunity to learn stage combat.

The Drama Club would compliment students studying GCSEs in Drama and we would be more than happy to assist with any audition speeches/readings students need to work on.

At the start of the third term we would like to begin rehearsals for a small scale production, the structure of which will largely depend on the group we have at that time. We will endeavour to cause as little impact as we can on a busy time of the school year. However, we would expect commitment, hard work and full attendance to dress rehearsals.


WHEN & WHERE

The Drama Club @ Rosebird Community Hall

The Rosebird Centre
Shipston Road,
Stratford-upon-Avon,
Warwickshire.
CV37 8LU

Every Thursday during term time:

4:15 – 5:15pm : 7 to 11 years

5:15 – 6:15pm : 12 to 16 years

£5.00 per session. A terms fees is payable in advance.


Term Start

Term End

Thursday 13th September

Thursday 18th October

No Drama Club on Thursday 25th October - Half Term

No Drama Club on Thursday 1st November - Half Term

Thursday 8th November

Thursday 13th December


The Drama Club Home Ed @ Stratford Play House

Stratford Play House
14 Rother Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon,
Warwickshire.
CV37 6LU

Every Tuesday during term time:

3:00 – 5:00pm : Home Education

£8.50 per session. A terms fees is payable in advance.


Term Start

Term End

Tuesday 11th September

Tuesday 16th October

No Drama Club on Tuesday 23rd October - Half Term

No Drama Club on Tuesday 30th October - Half Term

Tuesday 6th November

Tuesday 27th November

Arts Award

BRONZE ARTS AWARD

SILVER ARTS AWARD

The Drama Club is offering a unique opportunity for young people between the ages of 12 and 16 to achieve a nationally recognised qualification. Find out what inspires you, share your talents, and you'll walk away with an award that makes a real difference in the world of work and the arts.

To achieve Bronze, a Level 1 national qualification, young people take part in an arts activity they enjoy, go to an arts event, research their arts inspiration and share their skills with others.

Young people need to plan their work with an adviser, and keep a record by creating their own Arts Award portfolio. Their portfolio might be a folder, sketchbook, video diary or a website – it's up to them.

To achieve Silver, Level 2 (QCF credit value 10) students will begin to take on leadership roles, they will help plan, create and deliver a project. They will also research arts events and arts career pathways.

The Clore
13 Waterside,
Stratford-upon-Avon,
Warwickshire.
CV37 6BA

Tuesdays during term time:

4.45pm – 5.45pm : Arts Award, 12 to 16 years

£8.50 per session.



Term StartTerm End

Tuesday 11th September

Tuesday 16th October

No Drama Club on Tuesday 23rd October - Half Term

No Drama Club on Tuesday 30th October - Half Term

Tuesday 6th November

Tuesday 27th November

You can find out more about the Arts Award at www.artsaward.org.uk.

For enquiries, or to register please email thedramaclub@yahoo.co.uk, or telephone 07804848674.

The Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England. Employers and colleges recognise it as proof of your skills and commitment.

Arts Award’s unique qualifications support young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. The programme develops creativity, leadership and communication skills.

Arts Award is open to anyone aged up to 25, and embraces all interests and backgrounds. Through Arts Award young people learn to work independently, helping them to prepare for further education and employment.

ABOUT US

Sarah Plowright

Sarah Plowright

Sarah Plowright, trained at East 15 Acting school and worked extensively as an Actor before beginning a 15 year career in the RSC Costume Department. Having worked as drama teacher at The Dupont School in Leicester and workshop leader for Speakeasy Theatre Company, Sarah is now co-founder of The Drama Club.

Aaron Bixley

Aaron Bixley

Aaron Bixley, won a scholarship to study at the Guilford School of Acting. He then worked as an Actor/Director for 17 years and is former Head of Drama at The Croft Preparatory School in Stratford upon Avon where he directed over 45 productions. He now works as a Drama Tutor at Arnold Lodge School and is currently establishing the new drama GSCE curriculum there. Aaron also works as a freelance Director and is co-founder of The Drama Club.

The Snow Queen


Noughts and Crosses


Shakespeare Showcase


Gangs


The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe


The Tempest


Rehearsals