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Teacher drama network and performances

Teacher drama network

Are you a drama teacher in Secondary or FE level in Stoke, Staffordshire or Cheshire? Do you have responsibility for drama and performing arts in your portfolio? Then this network could be for you. 

Meeting four times a year at Staffordshire University, we network, share practice, and hear from our cultural partners such as the New Vic, Regent, MAC and Claybody on upcoming events for schools and colleges. 

Interested in joining up or finding out more? Contact Robert Marsden.

Upcoming performances

Parliament Square by James Fritz

(14+ age recommendation: some strong language and sensitive issues)

Directed by Matt Holt. Designed by Mila Sanders.

Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd November 1pm

Location: Studio One, Staffordshire University College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DE

Free for Schools and Colleges. 

How far would you go for what you believe in? Kat gets up one morning, leaves her family behind and travels to London to carry out an act that will change her life and, she hopes, everyone else's. Raw, disturbing and compassionate, James Fritz's searingly powerful play forces a confrontation with some of the most urgent questions we face. What can one individual do to effect change? And where do we draw the line between absolute commitment and dangerous obsession?

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Directed by Richard Cheshire. Designed by Mila Sanders

Thursday 9th and Friday 10th November 1pm

Location: Studio One, Staffordshire University College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DE

Free for Schools and Colleges. 

Shakespeare’s classic tale- both comedic and heartbreaking. Take a set of twins…the first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister...Set in the Edwardian era, Richard Cheshire directs our third year students in one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays.

Nicholas Nicklebyadapted by David Edgar from the Charles Dickens novel.

Directed by Sean O’Callaghan. Designed by Mila Sanders

Thursday 14th and Friday 15th December 1pm

Location: Studio One, Staffordshire University College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DE

Free for Schools and Colleges. 

David Edgar’s Tony Award winning adaptation is a brilliant recapturing of the sights and sounds of Victorian England. Performed by our third year students, this is a touching, funny and exhilarating saga of young Nicholas as he meets and masters the challenges of poverty and corruption within two hours!

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