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5 Editorial 6 News 11 Views Secret Teacher | David Mitchell 12 Bardwatching Catch up on all the latest Shakespeare news

FEATURES 14 ‘Spirit of curiosity’ Creation Theatre Company’s CEO outlines an impressive array of educational offerings 16 Think inside the box How do you create in-person theatre that’s Covid-safe? A drama teacher offers his tips 26 Shortlist announcement D&T Editor Sarah Lambie reveals who’s in the running for a Music & Drama Education Award 29 On course There’s a new undergraduate Musical Theatre degree at RWCMD: we take a look

DRAMA IN EARLY YEARS AND PRIMARY 22 No stick in sight Meet Carrot Productions’ managing director for some musical magic

Cover image: A trapeze artist performs in Cirque du Soleil’s ‘O’ at Bellagio, Las Vegas CREDIT: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

PERFORMING ARTS 18 Levelling up Wyn Richards takes a deep dive into the different FE technical qualifications on offer

BACKSTAGE MATTERS 24 Let’s get digital A closer look at the National Theatre’s accessible production training courses for young people

GOING SOLO 28 Pauline Quirke Academy PQA Watford’s principal shares how he rose through the drama academy ranks

LESSON PLANS AND STRATEGIES 30 Practitioner focus Cirque du Soleil 31 Teaching strategy Entrance and Exit Tickets 33 One-off workshop The Photo – KS3/4 50 Drama Game Global Warming 48 Schemes of Work summaries Full schemes available online: KS2 | Coming to England by Floella Benjamin KS3/4 | Who Cares by Matt Woodhead KS3/4 | Reading the room KS4 | Looking at comedy using Billy Liar KS5 | The Maids by Jean Genet: Interpreting a performance text

PLAYS 34 Play for Performance Ozymandias 35 Play for Study A Doll’s House 36 Play Text Reviews What I (Don’t) Know About Autism; At the Movies: Mafia? Western? Sci-fi?; The Moors; Losing It 38 Five great plays…for teaching history through drama

REVIEWS 40 Books Drop of a Hat: Drama Lessons, Games and Activities Audition Songs for Men; Audition Songs for Women 41 Workshop (live on Zoom): Frantic Assembly 42 Performance (online): Birds and Bees; Uncle Vanya 43 Resources: That Black Theatre Podcast; Think Like a Sound Designer Webinar

LISTINGS: UK-WIDE 44 Online performances 45 Online workshops





Spring Term 2 2020/21 Drama & Theatre 3

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