Arc news: February 2007
Arc in residence at the Tricycle Theatre
Presenting a new opportunity to see Arc's powerful educational play Stereo , written by Clifford Oliver and directed by Carole Pluckrose, and interactive storytelling with The Boy Who Couldn't Dream , written by Andy Rogers and performed by Andy along with Dani Bradstreet, here are the full performance dates and details:
running time 1 hour with additional follow up Q&A
performances free of change for adults and young people aged 14+
Wednesday 7 February - performances at 11:00am and 2:00pm prompt
Thursday 8 February - performances at 11:00am and 2:00pm prompt
Friday 9 February - performances at 10:30am, 2:00pm and 4:30pm prompt
Arc's Primary Tales featuring The Boy Who Couldn't Dream
running time 1 hour
for primary Key Stage 1, but performances open to all ages: tickets £1.00 each
Thursday 8 February - performances at 10:30am and 1:30pm prompt
To book, call Gillian Christie, Education Director at the Tricycle Theatre on 020 7372 6611 or email Tricycle
Originally commissioned by the Avon & Somerset Criminal Justice Board to explore the journey of a 16 year-old boy through the Criminal Justice System, Arc's Stereo programme was first produced for schools in 2005.
Stereo offers a powerful and effective new resource to support the teaching of National Curriculum Citizenship for Years 10 and 11. With particular reference to Unit 2 (Crime - young people and car crime) and Unit 3 (Challenging racism and discrimination) of the QCA Schemes of Work, the Stereo programme provides a challenging and engaging tool for stimulating debate amongst young people. The programme can also be used across other areas of the curriculum, including English, PSHE, Drama, RE and Social Sciences at both Key Stage 4 and in the Sixth Form.
Download Stereo support notes for teachers (PDF, 841k)
"Thank you for allowing young people to experience 'real' theatre dealing with 'real' issues using the voice of their own experiences. We look forward with anticipation to future performances and in the meantime will be urging others passionately to go and see this!"
Leila Alkunshalie - KS3 English Teacher, Pupil Referral Unit
Read testimonial letter from PRU KS3 teacher (PDF, 25k)
Written by Clifford Oliver and directed by Carole Pluckrose, Stereo's residency at the Tricycle Theatre will be followed in the spring by a ten-day interactive workshop programme for Brent secondary schools.
For more information on the Stereo programme, contact Natalie Smith, Arc's Community Education Manager on 020 8594 1095 or email email@example.com for availability and prices.
About The Boy Who Couldn't Dream
Arc's Primary Tales are a brand new range of storytelling performances and interactive sessions designed to bring creativity to the classroom and make literacy fun for everyone. Featuring The Boy Who Couldn't Dream and Gabriel's Star! and created especially for Early Years through to Key Stage 2, Primary Tales aim to improve literacy, encourage speaking and listening skills, reinforce positive behaviour and develop valuable social and friendship skills through storytelling and interactive play.
Ideal as a warming treat for the whole school, Primary Tales are devised and delivered by popular storytellers Andy Rogers, Dani Bradstreet and Mo Oakeley. With many years' experience throughout the UK with The BT FutureTalk in Education Programme , and in London and the south-east with Stepping Stones and Solid Ground for the Children's Fund, Andy, Dani and Mo are accomplished performers who are highly-skilled at enriching young minds and hearts.
Prices for Primary Tales range from £500 for a minimum of two storytelling performances for Key Stages 1 and 2, to £600 for a maximum of three performances in one day. For Early Years, prices range from £200 for a minimum of two interactive sessions, to £300 for a maximum of four sessions in one day. (All prices exclusive of VAT).
To book Primary Tales for your school, call us on 020 8594 1095 or email Andy Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download new Primary Tales flyer (PDF, 426k)