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Theatre Journeys for Special Schools Experience and explore the best of London’s theatre for just £5 a ticket

Mousetrap Theatre Projects opens the door to West End theatre for secondary special schools, with best seats at top productions and in-school workshops that support and enrich the experience. ©Signe Galschiøt

‘It far surpassed my expectations – it was wonderful, the workshop was brilliant and the show and the theatre staff were fabulous.’ Teacher, St Ann’s School, We Will Rock You Summer 2010

‘It was amazing. I enjoyed it.’ Pupil, Alexandra School, Billy Elliot Summer 2010 National Theatre workshop

EXPERIENCE Each term, secondary special schools are offered a choice of 2 outstanding West End productions at £5 a ticket, plus: • Free in-school drama workshop linked to the performance • Teachers resource pack

Blood Brothers


Blood Brothers Phoenix Theatre

tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences. Few musicals have received quite such accolades as this multi-award winning show, which continues to enjoy standing ovations at almost every performance. Suitable for Year 7+

Written by the legendary Willy Russell, Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the Thursday 21 October at 3pm Thursday 18 November at 3pm 1 wheelchair space and 2 transfer seats Length: 2hrs 45


Apollo Victoria Theatre Based on Gregory Maguire’s novel, the spellbinding Wicked transports audiences to a spectacular fantasy world of wizards and witches to tell the untold story of an extraordinary friendship between two girls: the blonde and popular Glinda and Wed 3 November at 2.30pm the misunderstood green girl, Elphaba, whose destiny is to Wed 10 November at 2.30pm become the infamous Wicked 4 wheelchair spaces and Witch of the West. 4 transfer seats Suitable for Year 7+ Length: 2hrs 40

EXPLORE A series of drama or music workshops on a theme of the teacher’s choice Would you like to involve your students in more in-depth drama or music work? We can pair you with an experienced theatre artist to work on an 8–hour workshop scheme with the theme and outcomes set by you. You can take part as an individual school or pair up with another school (special or mainstream) for an inclusive project. This project will allow you to: • Select an outstanding theatre production as the starting point for the work • Choose any theme, idea or theatrical style to explore (e.g. self-expression, tolerance, physical theatre, song writing) • Work with experienced and supportive practitioners Supported by the Ernest Cook Trust

‘The programme has absolutely made a difference to my pupils in attitude and confidence. Pupils are much more willing to take on an activity voluntarily.’ Teacher, Woodfield School, November 2009

Cost: £200 for 4 x 2 hour workshops, plus £5 per theatre ticket For more information please contact Jo on 020 7632 4117 or email into your school for 2 hours at a date and time convenient to you (e.g. 3.30pm to 5.30pm). Each session will be tailored to the school’s requirements. Possible sessions include: • Engaging reluctant pupils • Learn to play the ukulele • Directing the school show • Behaviour management techniques

DEVELOP After-school CPD Tell us what training you would like, and we will bring a theatre practitioner

To apply, please complete the enclosed application form, or for more information please contact Jo on 020 7632 4117 or email Cost: £150 per school


Application Form PLEASE NOTE: Please apply early, as spaces are strictly limited. If your application is successful, the tickets will be booked for you and an invoice and confirmation letter sent. Please do not apply for tickets you cannot use, as we are unable to offer refunds on any unused tickets. Please return this form by post or fax to 020 7632 4111. Contact name:

Job title:



Email: Address: Postcode: Tel:


Please state the best time of day to reach you: What are the special educational needs of the pupils in your school?

Which year group are you bringing? (Year 7 and up only) Tickets are limited to approximately 30 pupils and teachers per school.

Access requirements Do you have wheelchair users in your group? Yes/No If so, how many? Are any of the wheelchair users able to transfer into seats? Yes/No If so, how many Please tell us about any other needs or requirements (E.g. visual impairment, medical conditions, fear of heights, etc.): Please number your choices as #1, #2 etc. Schools may attend only one production, although you may make as many choices as you wish. Blood Brothers Thursday 21 October at 3pm Thursday 18 November at 3pm Wicked

Deadline for applications: 10 Sept 2010 pupils adults Total: pupils adults Total:

Deadline for applications: 10 Sept 2010 Wednesday 3 November at 2.30pm pupils adults Total: Wednesday 10 November at 2.30pm pupils adults Total:

We will prioritise schools new to the programme and those with a higher percentage of students on free school meals. If you have any queries, please contact Jo Pelly on 020 7632 4117 or Please send me more information about the in-depth education programme

Mousetrap Theatre Projects enables young people with limited resources, access or support to engage with the best of London’s theatre. We offer innovative theatre access, education and audience development programmes to stimulate and inspire young people. At the heart of our work is the desire to open doors to young people who might otherwise consider London’s rich cultural heritage closed to them. Mousetrap Theatre Projects 23 – 24 Henrietta Street Covent Garden London WC2E 8ND T: 020 7632 4117 F: 020 7632 4111 E: Registered charity no. 1053434

Theatre Journeys for Special Schools Autumn 2010  

Theatre Journeys for Special Schools Autumn 2010

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