Access to Theatre with Frantic Assembly

·Following recent research from the Sutton Trust which shows that leading British actors are more than twice as likely as stars from the music industry to have attended fee-paying schools, we designed the Access to Theatre Programme to broaden the cultural experiences of young people across the Group.

In partnership with Frantic Assembly, a leading contemporary theatre company known for productions such as ‘Things I Know to be True’ and its acclaimed work on the National Theatre production of ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’, we invited Performing Arts teachers from across the Group to participate in training sessions, followed by a set of in-school pupil workshops. This work culminated with two collaborative showcase events for students in Manchester and London where students performed their own devised work, on the theme of ‘Identity’ at these showcases, as part of the IDeas Festival.

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