Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

I ran this as part of a creative arts week for a local primary school. It is only one afternoon session and not a full detailed lesson plan. It is a great story to use and hopefully what I have done shows where there is potential to easily make this a full scheme of work.
steeleye
Playscript KS1

Playscript KS1

I wrote this play for Year 2 performance of 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin'. Really successful production. Could be adapted for older/younger pupils.
jade1981
Orpheus - an interactive musical CD

Orpheus - an interactive musical CD

Orpheus is a musical inspired by the Greek myth. The music and lyrics were written by Marc Forde and we were delighted to have had Johnny Morris to narrate it for us. This is the first interactive CD from Balagan Theatre Company. This production is designed to appeal to children from year 3 upwards. We actually did a production of the musical in St James church in Piccadilly with children aged between 8 - 11. The aim eventually is to produce a series of musical shows that can be put on by any class teacher, no matter how developed (or not) their musical skill. Apart from the audio tracks, the CD also includes the following: - A licence to perform the work; - Notes for a teacher on how to put on the musical; - Story of Orpheus; - Complete Lyrics Sheets; - Narrative script; - Full production script; - A songbook adaptation for piano and voice; - Instrumental scores for violin, viola, cello, trumpet, clarinet, piano and conductor's full score; - Photos of cast members and musicians; - Backing tracks with synchronised lyrics for children to practise to, or perform with, if you don't have access to musicians. You have access here to the teachers' notes, the songbook (for piano and voice) and 3 songs from the show. Extracts from this and our other works can be heard on www.amazingtunes.com/users/mogranne and on Balagan's web site - www.balagantheatre.co.uk It would be great for us to hear from more teachers. Let us know what you think!
Mogranne
The Magick - an interactive musical CD

The Magick - an interactive musical CD

The Magick (by Marc Forde) is a musical inspired by a painting by the Argentine artist, Carybé. This is the second interactive CD from Balagan Theatre Company, (some of you may know Orpheus, that we recorded with Johnny Morris). This production is designed to appeal to, and has been performed using, children from Key Stages 2-4. The CD is for sale through Amazon. Apart from the audio tracks, the CD also includes the following: - A licence to perform the work; - Notes for a teacher on how to put on the musical; - Curriculum approaches for teachers to consider; - Biography of Carybé; - The painting, A Morte de Alexandrina; - Story of The Magick; - Complete Lyrics and optional Narrative script; - Full production script; - A songbook adaptation for piano and voice; - Video Clips of Balagan's Production; - Instrumental scores for violin, viola, cello, trumpet, clarinet, piano and conductor's full score; - Photos of cast members and musicians; - Backing tracks for children to practise to, or perform with, if you don't have access to musicians. The Magick concerns the life of an adolescent girl who discovers that she has magical powers. However, things don't go according to plan when she grows a little over confidant and, like The Sorcerer's Apprentice in Fantasia, starts performing spells that she can't control. You have access here to download the script, curriculum notes and a coupleof songs from the show. Extracts from this and our other works can be heard on www.amazingtunes.com/users/mogranne and on Balagan's web site - www.balagantheatre.co.uk It would be great for us to hear from more teachers. Let us know what you think!
Mogranne
Romeo and Juliet 2009 set text Classical Comics Plain Text

Romeo and Juliet 2009 set text Classical Comics Plain Text

The sections themselves are brought to life in comic-book form, using our 4-text-level system of: Original Text - The full Shakespeare script for the set sections Plain Text - The set sections translated into plain English Quick Text - With reduced dialogue for rapid, easier reading No-Text - With empty speech balloons for you to fill in the dialogue Each document puts the set sections into the context of the whole play. In addition to the coverage of the set sections, these texts.
classcom
Using photo galleries for teaching: Role play

Using photo galleries for teaching: Role play

The following activity uses photos and drama. Students take on the role of the person in the photo. In pairs, role-play a reporter interviewing the person in the photo about her/his experiences, feelings, etc. Students can then present their story to the class. This can take the form of a written report (newspaper/magazine article), radio interview/podcast, video report, play/drama, etc.
ChristianAid