Drama Teachers Network

The Drama Teachers Network has been established to provide specialist Secondary School & F.E. College drama teacherswith the opportunity to enhance their drama skills in a professional theatre setting.

A CPD session will be offered each term, starting in summer term 2014. The content of the sessions will be guided by the needs and requirements of teachers involved in the network. The intention is that over time these sessions will have a positive impact on pupils’ attainment and exam results in Essex.

Places on the CPD sessions are subsidised by the Mercury Theatre, NEETSA and Royal Opera House Bridge.

For more information about upcoming network events, join our email list: community@mercurytheatre.co.uk

CPD: Frantic Assembly - Devising and Physicality

Thu 10 July, 5.45pm - 8pm

FREE (limited places - pre-booking is essential)

This highly energetic and creative workshop will introduce Frantic Assembly’s unique approach to creating physical material.

• Experience the processes used to create Frantic Assembly’s award winning shows and find out how to develop key skills crucial to the performer/director

• Learn new and exciting approaches to devising work

• Find ways of creating choreography for groups of all abilities

• Build your own physical confidence, learn new skills and take them into the classroom

Please wear loose and comfortable clothing and trainers suitable for exercise.  No jeans, no jewellery and no short skirts.

Feedback from previous Frantic Assembly CPD Sessions:

‘Such generous sharing of ideas and techniques’
Youth Theatre facilitator at NAYT training

 ‘Such an awareness of teaching. Constantly given ideas on how to develop in the classroom.’ Teacher at INSET

About Frantic Assembly

Frantic Assembly is amongst the country’s most celebrated, accomplished and exciting theatre companies. The company has created innovative, high quality touring productions for 19 years and its acclaimed work has consistently attracted new and young audiences. Frantic Assembly makes its unique process accessible to the next generation of artists through its Train activities and contributes considerably to young people’s experience of the arts via its extensive Learn activities. Jointly these programmes benefit over 6,000 participants a year. Frantic Assembly are a recommended theatre company on Edexcel, WJEC and AQA Syllabuses.


About The Mercury Theatre

The Mercury Theatre, Colchester, is a highly respected regional theatre staging a broad mix of musicals, classics and new writing as part of our Made In Colchester programme of work. It is a venue for the best touring theatre and entertainment as well as providing a valued resource for local schools and community groups.


Created 22/05/2014