2017... so far

Over 2 weekends we had 4 fantastic double bills. With groups performing Wind in the Willows, Our Day Out, Blood Brothers and The Mobile Phone Show. The shows were a huge success and resulted in standing ovations after the eldest groups performances.

2016

Every Dramaworkshop member wrote and devised their own films either in groups on their own or in pairs. These films were also directed, filmed and edited by the Dramaworkshop members. A film screening was held at The Lighthouse cinema.

2015

The Birmingham Reperatory Theatre

The 2 eldest groups performed in a double bill showcase in new plays written for them by Esther.

’88’ was performed by the 16-19 year olds and told the story of Karen and Chris who get engaged on New Years 1987, when Chris has had one too many, and follows them and their family and friends over the 12 months leading up to their wedding.

‘The Final’ was performed by the 13-16 year olds and told the story of a the final in an X Factor style TV show.

Both plays got rave reviews!!

The 10-13 year olds performed ‘The Shooting Truth’ by Molly Davies a tale about a young girl who is suspected of being a witch.

The 7-10 year olds performed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

2014

Christmas Performance

FAll members were given the task of devising their own piece of theatre which they then performed for family and friends at the church during their last session before we broke up for Christmas.

Film

Each group was put into smaller groups and given a certain number of weeks to write and rehearse their own film. A professional film crew then came in and filmed these and we ended up with some truly stunning pieces of work.

Showcase

All of Dramaworkshop (from ages 7-19) put on a huge showcase with scenes from many different plays including Medea, Two, The Railway Children and some pieces that were especially written by Esther Fairytale Big Brother being one of them. With a strong mix of comedy and drama finished off with a rousing song performed by the whole workshop this a extremely uplifting and inspiring afternoon for all involved.

2013

Film

The younger groups had 2 hours to film a scripted piece that they had rehearsed to get them used to working in a professional way with a professional crew.

Theatre

The older groups performed A Man of Substance by Michael Bourdage, a very funny commedia del arte piece. the response we had to this was fantastic with a lot of the audience telling us that it totally surpassed their expectations and was of West End standard.

The youngest groups performed Alice in Wonderland and all gave wonderful performances.

2012

Performance

The older groups performed an afternoon of monologues and duologues to raise money for the charity ‘Children with Cancer’.

The afternoon was a huge success with performances ranging from Victoria Wood to Shakespeare to pieces that had been written within the workshop. The afternoon raised £555 for the charity.We have since received a letter from The House of Commons congratulating us for our efforts.

Stagefighting

We had Kaz Luckins from Stagefight come in and work with all of our groups. Teaching them the principles of stage fighting.

Film

A huge well done to Dramaworkshop members who have just completed filming on 'Heterophobia'.

All the production crew were massively impressed with the professionalism of all the members. The cast and crew cinema screening took place on 24th April at the AMC Cinema, Birmingham.

The Dramaworkshop members who were cast were Greg as 'Kyle', Jodie as 'Jessica', Dylan as 'Mahaz' with Amelia H, Harmony, Megan, Charlotte, Ellie, Poppy, Ben, Alex, Jake and James as art class students.

The film will now be going off to film festivals worldwide.

2011

Radio Plays

All Dramaworkshop members went into a professional recording studio and recorded a radio play. This was a fantastic day and all members performed brilliantly. Each member will get a copy of their play to keep.

Summer Showcase

Our first Dramaworkshop show!!! Members performed scenes from Alice In Wonderland, Our Day Out, Toad of Toad Hall & A Midsummer Nights Dream. All members worked really hard & gave a fantastic performance. Well done, we're all really proud of you!