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A selection of our past tours.

PAST PROGRAMME - AUTUMN 2015 - FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS - Barefaced

In times of uncertainty, for those living on the 'outside', life can be dangerous when it's hard to know if people are who they say they are and even harder to know who to trust. There's always someone buying or selling something. The City is a jigsaw puzzle but some of the pieces are missing...

Barefaced was about exploitation and the remarkable courage of young people that society has abandoned. The play was part of a two hour Theatre in Education programme that brought world-class theatre into schools, with accompanying workshops facilitated by highly skilled professional actor-teachers. It supported KS4 and KS5 Drama, English, Citizenship, RE and PSHE. Designed to challenge, develop thinking skills, imaginative thinking, and individual and collaborative work, the programme provided expert support which offered pupils responsibility for their own learning.

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PAST PROGRAMME - TOURED 2014 - 1914 - Home Front - Front Line

A major new programme of work focused around the centenary of World War One. Using cutting edge participatory theatre and drama, this ambitious five year project began an exploration of aspects of the conflict from the centenary of its outbreak to the armistice.

Part One of the project was called Home Front - Front Line and in 2014 this new Theatre in Education programme took a touring play into primary schools in June and July, with further sessions in the Autumn.

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PAST PROGRAMME - TOURED 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014 - The Giant's Embrace

A half day Theatre in Education programme for KS1 and 2

Once there was a very, very, very greedy Giant, who would eat, and eat, and eat until he could eat no more. It was because of the Giant's greed that the little people went hungry, and they cowered with fear whenever they heard the Giant's footsteps, which thudded on the ground like a mighty drum as he roamed the great forest in search of his next meal. Boom, Boom, Boom!

This participatory Theatre in Education programme, one of BIg Brum's most popular programmes, takes children on a journey into the imagination, exploring the themes of responsibility, friendship, family and sustainability.

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PAST PROGRAMME - TOURED OCTOBER 2013 to JANUARY 2014 - Touched

"Don't want to come out? Don't blame yer. Believe me darlin' I've seen everythin there is to see an' it's not all it's cracked up to be...no place for a kid. Makes yer old before yer time. Ouch! Steady on with yer size nines"

A city in the throes of a riot. A child is born into chaos and uncertainty. Who can give her a home? What will become of her? It will be years before the answer will be known; a child touched by madness, touched by greed and cruelty, touched by freedom and hope.

Touched was the final act of a trilogy of Big Brum plays (Dereliction, 2008 and Stitch Up, 2010). It continued an exploration of the lives of young people on the margins of a society at war with itself, and their desire to find community.

The play was part of a half day TIE programme that will bring world class theatre into your school, with accompanying workshops facilitated by highly skilled professional actor-teachers. It will support KS4 and KS5 Drama, English, Citizenship, RE and PSHE. Designed to challenge, develop thinking skills, imaginative thinking, and individual and collaborative work - all essential to a broad, balanced and meaningful curriculum - the programme offered expert support enabling classes to be responsible for their own learning.

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PAST PROGRAMME - TOURED OCTOBER 2012 to JANUARY 2013 - The Edge

A cross-curricular participatory programme for KS4 and 5 based on an extraordinary new play by Edward Bond.

The Edge was a compelling programme for young people that asks what it is to be human in the complex world of today. It explored the tragic and comic story of a young man on the edge of a new life who's living room becomes a battleground between the old and the new, the past, the present and the future.

The Edge, which toured until January 2013, combined challenging, world class theatre with proven participatory activities, designed to empower, motivate and engage even the most vulnerable and disaffected students.

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PAST PROGRAMME - TOURED 2012 - Bond at 50

2012 was the 50th anniversary as a playwright of the dramatist Edward Bond. Regarded by many as Britain's greatest living playwright, Big Brum Theatre in Education lead a year celebrating Bond's work.

2012 saw Big Brum deliver a wide range of events; film screenings, theatre performances and rehearsed readings.

For full information, visit: www.bondat50.org.uk



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