OnOff Stage

12th April 1996 at 01:00
Congratulations to the winners of the National Student Drama Festival, among whom are: Robert Hamilton, recipient of The Sunday Times Playwriting Award for The Trembling Game, Sam Troughton and Dee Brophy for acting awards; Claire Preston and Emma Hewitt for directing awards and Tim Glover, who received the accolade for "originality and completely off-the-wall lunacy".

The Unicorn Theatre brings back Richard Williams' adaptation of Stig of the Dump for the Easter holidays. Clive King's story of the environmentally sound, grungy, Stone Age boy who makes friends with a modern-day counterpart through grunting and doing the sorts of things that kids have liked doing since, it appears, prehistoric times, runs until the end of the month. For details and bookings, telephone the Unicorn on 0171-836 3334.

Breadline Baby is a hard-hitting play about teenage motherhood that is notable for its absence of moralising. Playwright Eileen Brannigan based the play on the experiences of a group of young mothers in Great Yarmouth and its authenticity and humanity ring true.

Now, the play has been published as a script for youth theatre and drama groups, together with a resource pack containing discussion topics and activities for teachers, youth workers and informal educators.

The play and pack can be obtained from the National Youth Agency on 0116 285 6789.

Romeo and Juliet at the Raj is a retelling of the story of the starcrossed lovers set during the heyday of the British Raj. The Bahaar Theatre production is being performed on April 16 and 17 at The Nave at St Margaret's, Windsor Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex (tel: 01895 812 193).

A new education programme at the Palace Theatre Watford, under the direction of education officer Hassina Khan, is running a dynamic programme of workshops and other activities aimed at young people aged from 14 to 25. Coming up: from April 22 to 26, a week of workshops covering a range of set texts for A-level students. Next month, Hassina is starting up a youth club to run an animation project. And during the summer holidays, the theatre's annual summer school will run from July 15 to August 3. For a free copy of the education programme or more information, telephone Hassina Khan on 01923 810307.

The Artasia Directory 96 is out. Sent free to more than 2,000 individuals and media organisations, it is a resource that promotes Asian artists and other professionals - from dancers to translators, lighting technicians to storytellers. Although not angled at the schools market, it could be a useful resource for any school committed to multiculturalism. For details on how to get a copy, telephone 01474 353427.

Next week: the return of TES Young Poet of the Week with Philip Gross's first choice. A lecturer in creative studies at Bath College of Higher Education, his books for young people include Scratch City and The All-Night Cafe, published by Faber. Also Set Books on Stage includes reviews of Dr Faustus and The Taming of the Shrew

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