TWAS Theatre Company

Educating through theatre

What We Do

Every half term we offer children aged 5 and above a 4-day drama workshop during which they rehearse and perform an original adaptation of classic folk or fairy tales, tailor-made for young performers and written by TWAS Theatre. These half-term workshops have proven to be a wonderful challenge for young performers as they have just 18 hours of rehearsals before putting on a 30 minute performance including original songs and dances. With such a tight time constraints we've seen students bond instantly, support each other in learning lines, and engage creatively in working towards a fantastic show despite the gaps in age.

These workshops are a source of creative development for young performers and are also an opportunity for our team to develop writing skills and musicianship. We have a maximum of 4 workshop leaders taking part in the process of the workshop. These 4 consist of the Writer, Musical Director, Director & Assistant Director, these workshop leaders are also experienced in working with children. The passion that is projected by our team is shared with these young performers which leads to a wonderful final product by the end of the 4-days. Once the half-term workshop is complete we adapt and fine-tune the script, scenes and songs to create a school package. We call this Scripts for Schools.

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Previous Half-Term Workshops

PINOCCHIO - HALF TERM DRAMA WORKSHOP - MAY 2017

RAPUNZEL - HALF TERM DRAMA WORKSHOP - FEBRUARY 2017

THE LITTLE MERMAID - HALF TERM WORKSHOP - OCTOBER 2016

TREASURE ISLAND - HALF TERM WORKSHOP - MAY 2016

ROBIN HOOD - HALF TERM WORKSHOP - FEBRUARY 2016

THE JUNGLE BOOK - HALF TERM WORKSHOP - OCTOBER 2015

ALICE IN WONDERLAND - HALF TERM DRAMA WORKSHOP - MAY 2015