Remember Remember the Fifth of November, Gunpowder Treason and Plot…
A dynamic participatory performance, by Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah, exploring the issues of extremism for up to 40 students.
Suitable for Year 6 and above.
Dramatically imagining events leading up to the 5th November 1605 and the foiled attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament and topple the King. Following in the footsteps of a group of conspirators, the audience witness and are directly implicated in this resonant historical event – experiencing religious persecution, watching as the plotters unfurl their devastating plan, seeing the King enforce increasingly oppressive policies in the name of state security and imagining the potential consequences of an historical act of terror.
Having successfully toured to schools previously, Hide & Seek is reworked for 2016 to make connections between historical and contemporary issues of extremism, providing a dramatic catalyst through which ethical questions such as ‘How far do you go in the name of what you believe?’ can be discussed.
Hide and Seek is an exciting stimulus for schools to engage with the Prevent Duty and has strong links to SMSC Education. It is also a potent example of devised, applied theatre for those studying drama, theatre and the performing arts.
Comprehensive accompanying resources facilitate the exploration of sensitive issues, and using drama to make meaningful connections to the world beyond the classroom.
The play was great… the interaction was the part that kept on bringing the students in deeper and more engaged with the story. Watching my students on the edge of their seat after an hour was a real pleasure. If you spend any of your school/college budget on theatre this year you should buy a Blah’s show…or two.
Denny Smith, Curriculum Leader Performing Arts, Rotherham College of Arts and Technology
Contact Name: Ceri Brierley
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This show is still taking bookings.