workshop-4Principal School Workshops and Pantomimes

Paul, Elizabeth and Principal Theatre Company’s resident Musical Director Ruth Clarke-Irons, have pooled their 29 collective years experience of Theatre In Education and have created an informative and musical set of Shakespeare workshops for 6 to 11 year-olds.

Exploring a Shakespeare play of your choice, Paul, Liz and Ruth use drama games, storytelling, rhythm and music exercises, and physical and vocal drama activities to travel with the children through the plot of the story.workshop-2

We actively involve the children so that they obtain a level of appreciation and understanding by not being taught to or at but by experiencing group discoveries together in a fun fashion!

An in-school integrated musical workshop and drama performance with Paul, Liz and Ruth lasts two and a quarter hours, costs £250 (inclusive of VAT) and is suitable for one or two classes of children. Two performances on the same day (either of the same play or two different plays) costs £400 (inclusive of VAT).

These workshops run throughout the academic year. Please contact us via the Contact page on this website for further details and for our latest availability, or phone us direct on 07544 915 184

Quotes from Principal’s Educational Programme

“The workshop was a great success”
(Bishops Stopford)

“At exactly the right level. Students thoroughly enjoyed the session. They gained confidence in dealing with Shakespeare’s language”
(Aylward School)

“Some children, who generally have problems in school, were able to participate and actually enjoy learning”
(Alma Primary)


Now in its SIXTH successful year

After the success of our 2010 dreamy school tour of ‘Sleeping Beauty’, our 2011 panto with the eggs-factor ‘Mother Goose’, our 2012 genie-us show ‘Aladdin’, our purrr-fect panto ‘Dick Whittington and His Cat’ and our giant show ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ last year – we are now accepting bookings for our 2015 offering.

Four professional actors will perform at your school for as many children as you can fit in your hall! Our original show with oodles of audience participation, singing, dancing, laughter, sweeties and a water pistol (!!) lasts an hour and a quarter without an interval and prices start at only £275.Dame8

Contact us now for availability in November and December 2015 – over 80% SOLD OUT 

See the ‘Principal Pantos’ link at the bottom of the page for more details

UPDATE – ‘Principal Pantos’ website COMING SOON!