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Big Brum has been in existence for 30 years, and over this time has developed a strong reputation as one of the world's leading theatre in education companies with a highly respected artistic model and well regarded pedagogy. As this website progresses Big Brum will make considerable amounts of material available to view; these materials are at present limited but will grow.

For the moment, explore some of our more recent archive material here.

Big Brum Flickr Account

Big Brum has a Flickr account showing photos from all our productions over the last 10 years. Take a look into the history of our practice....

Away from Home

View the complete selection of material from our World War One project Away from Home, kindly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Please click here to visit our Away from Home page.

Case Studies

Big Brum presents case studies from projects we have delivered.

Touched Feedback The following case studies come from work in three West Midland Schools, carrying out extended work with Big Brum around the 2013-14 programme 'Touched.' (Opens in a new Window as a Microsoft Word document)

Erdington Hall Primary School, 2013 This describes partnership work involving Big Brum working with Year 3 children and staff at a primary school in Erdington, Birmingham in Summer 2013. (Opens in a new Window as a Microsoft Word document)

Abbeywood First School, 2013 - This case study shares some of the extraordinary work carried out by teachers and children across Abbeywood First School, Redditch in response to Big Brum's TIE programme 'The Giant's Embrace'. (Opens in a new Window as a Microsoft Word document)

Golden Hillock, 2013 - A partnership between Big Brum and a Specialist Sports College in Sparkhill, Birmingham, aiming to develop a model of theatre in education that delivered a joint artistic and pedagogical journey. (Opens in a new Window as a Microsoft Word document)

Artistic Policy

Big key artistic policy is a key statement that sets out its theory of theatre and pedagogy; it is a living document that is constantly appraised and re-evaluated. The current draft was agreed in 2011.

Please click here for Big Brum's current Artistic Policy. (Opens in a new Window as a Microsoft Word document)

Edward Bond Website

Big Brum's associate artist, Edward Bond, runs his own website which features a wealth of material written by the playwright; much of which concerns Big Brum.

Visit www.edwardbond.org to find out more.


Several books have been published that feature writing regarding Big Brum, or editions of plays originally commissioned and produced by Big Brum. Some examples are:


DICE ("Drama Improves Lisbon Key Competences in Education") was an international EU-supported project of which Big Brum was a major partner. In addition to other educational aims, this two-year project was a cross-cultural research study investigating the effects of educational theatre and drama on five of the eight Lisbon Key Competences. The research was conducted by twelve partners (leader: Hungary, partners: Czech Republic, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden and United Kingdom). Educational theatre and drama practitioners have believed in the efficacy of their work for a long time, but until now it has rarely been measured with scientific tools. In the DICE project, several dozen educational theatre and drama practitioners from twelve countries, with the widest theoretical and professional background, allied forces with academics (psychologists and sociologists), to measure the impact of educational theatre and drama.

A wealth of material, including two major publications, is available at www.dramanetwork.eu.

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