This interactive workshop, presented by company actor Maddy, has been created specifically for English and Drama students who have been set the task of creating and/or performing a monologue. The carefully-planned, 60-minute video will unpack a myriad of tools that will help students understand and tackle their solo performance with greater understanding, insight and confidence. The workshop begins with a key question – what exactly is a monologue – before guiding students through 8 helpful steps:
STEP 1 → LET’S ASK ALL THE [BACKGROUND] QUESTIONS
STEP 2 → LET’S ASK MORE [CURRENT] QUESTIONS: THOUGHTS / OBJECTIVE / OBSTACLES / ACTIONS
STEP 3 → LET’S BREAK IT DOWN
STEP 4 → LET’S GET EMOTIONAL
STEP 5 → LET’S PUT IT IN OUR OWN WORDS
STEP 6 → LET’S GET PHYSICAL
STEP 7 → LET’S REHEARSE THIS THING
STEP 8 → LET’S PERFORM THIS THING
AVAILABLE FROM 1 JUNE 2020
ROMEO & jULIET
Teenage love (and hate) live on stage contrasted against retrospective on-screen interviews with the play’s minor characters. This is an emotionally charged, succinct retelling of Shakespeare’s classic, interwoven with unique perspectives of grieving (and regretful) key players as they consider what they would have done differently if they had their time again.
King Duncan has been brutally murdered and all evidence points to his sons Malcolm and Donalbain. Become a fly on the wall and witness the devastating and selfish events that lead to the ultimate demise of Macbeth and his wife from both their power-hungry perspectives. THE MACBETHS is set against a dynamic, cinematic background allowing the world of this iconic tragedy come to life.
Based on shake & stir’s critically-acclaimed adaptation of Orwell’s classic, 1984 is back in 2020 due to popular demand. Oceania; a Nation perpetually at war, where cameras watch every move, Thought Police roam the streets and Big Brother rules. What happens when Winston pursues a forbidden love affair with a mysterious woman in an attempt to rebel and maintain some control over his otherwise totally controlled life?
Think you know the stories of the Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood or Goldilocks? Think again! For the first time – shake & stir’s nationally-acclaimed stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s REVOLTING RHYMES tours to schools in a special new version just for primary students. Frighteningly funny and seriously silly, REVOLTING RHYMES takes the world’s best-loved fairy tales and rearranges them with surprising and hilarious twists
Technology and social media have become such an integral part of our society, some people question if it is possible to live without it. What if you could block it out? Would you? And would that solve society’s issues regarding peer pressure, body image and cyber bullying?
Worse still, what if you were the one who was blocked?
IN THE CAULDRON
IN THE CAULDRON combines scenes from some of Shakespeare’s most studied plays and, through re-contextualisation and discussion, demonstrates the relevance of Shakespeare today. Three young contestants are thrust into the workroom on a quest to uncover new meaning, relevance and understanding in the recipe book that is The Complete Works.
Stephen, Craig and Sophie are about to face the unimaginable – shaking up their lives and shifting to the school down the road to commence grade 7. Tackling this change with the advice of a quirky assortment of on screen supporting characters including teachers, parents, older siblings and even the school bullies, this trio learn that when embraced, change doesn’t have to be terrifying.