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Making a Drama out of Social Distancing

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Making a Drama out of Social Distancing

Thanks to the innovative approach of the Theatre Arts Department, our students were able to attend a bespoke virtual 2-hour workshop with Frantic Assembly on Thursday 1 October.

Frantic Assembly is “one of the UK's most successful and best loved theatre companies” and an AQA prescribed practitioner. Their aim is to “continue to learn and remain committed to making brave and bold theatre.” You can read more about them here:

The focus of the workshop was how to implement techniques used in devising physical theatre while maintaining distance. Head of Theatre Arts Mr. Graham Hamlyn said, “The workshop was a superb opportunity for our A level Drama students and BTEC Actors to explore the work of industry professionals in practice during these unprecedented times of social distancing. Using our technology to host Frantic Assembly live in our theatre is a symbol of how we are managing to bring together theatre makers and students to enrich their experience of creative work.”

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