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CCover image: Bertie Caplan (Luke) in The Witches at the National Theatre. Credit: Marc Brenner


5 Editorial 6 News 11 Views Samantha Lane and Suzann McLean 12 Bardwatching Catch up on all the latest Shakespeare news

FEATURES 14 The Linbury Prize Meet the rising stars in British set design and costume making 16 Reporting back We unpack a new report and highlight its discoveries about the current arts apprenticeship system 17 Standing at the Sky’s Edge How one She eld-based musical is making waves across the UK 18 Flipping the coin The National Theatre’s upcoming school tour of Jekyll & Hyde

PERFORMING ARTS 20 Boots ‘n rats Beatbox Academy and its Pied Piper production

MDE EXPO 24 Planning ahead Editor Hattie Fisk shares her top picks for this year’s event

BACKSTAGE MATTERS 25 Like magic! Broadway licencing on adapting Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for school productions

DRAMA IN EARLY YEARS AND PRIMARY 27 Immersive yourself The artistic director of Punchdrunk Enrichment shares his advice for creating immersive primary experiences 28 Picture this Patrice Baldwin creates a workshop plan based on a picture book

GOING SOLO 29 Mountview Take a look at the schools offering in acting and performing arts

ON COURSE 31 University of Chichester The institution outlines its new gender-blind Musical Theatre course

VENUE FOCUS 37 Blackpool Grand One writer takes a look at a story-led resilience programme in Blackpool

LESSON PLANS AND STRATEGIES 32 Practitioner focus Artaud 35 One-off workshop Create your own jukebox musical 58 Drama strategy Word tennis

56 Schemes of Work summaries Full schemes available online: KS2 | The Hobbit by JR Tolkien KS3 | Roald Dahl’s scripts KS3/4 | The pitfalls of devising drama KS4 | Commedia dell’arte KS5 | Our Country’s Good AQA

PLAYS 38 Play for study A Dead Body in Taos by David Farr 41 Play for performance Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan 42 Play text reviews We Face The Sun; The Snow Queen; Our Town Needs a Nando’s; Pied Piper 44 Five great plays… …that adapt famous stories in surprising ways

REVIEWS 45 Books The Drama Workshop Leader Curtain Up!: How to Stage Great Youth Productions 47 Performances Unfortunate: A Musical Parody The Witches 48 Student experience The Tempest, The Globe 48 Resource The Welcome Project

LISTINGS: UK-WIDE 50 Performances 52 Workshops and courses

Spring Term 2 2023/24 Drama & Theatre 3

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