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FREE workshops for schools to accompany ‘Crongton Knights’ at the Belgrade Theatre

Published Tuesday, 14 January 2020

We are offering a range of FREE workshops for schools to accompany our co-production of Crongton Knights which runs from Sat 8 – Sat 22 Feb.


Crongton Knights

Life isn’t easy on the Crongton Estate and for McKay and his mates it’s all about keeping their heads down but when a friend finds herself in trouble, they set out on a mission that goes further than any of them imagined.

Crongton Knights will take you on a night of madcap adventure as McKay and his friends ‘The Magnificent Six’ encounter the dangers and triumphs of a mission gone awry.

In this world premiere adaptation of Alex Wheatle’s award-winning novel, the pulse of the city is alive on stage with a soundscape of beatboxing and vocals laid down by the cast and created by acclaimed musician Conrad Murray.

Crongton Knights is about the friends you’ll never forget and how lessons learned the hard way can bring you closer together.

Crongton Knights addresses contemporary issues that young people confront on a daily basis presenting a range of moral dilemmas where characters are forced to make choices for good or for bad.

This production offers young people an opportunity to see themselves reflected in stories on stage whilst the characters’ diverse backgrounds and life experiences allows young audiences to learn about and empathise with others.

Age recommendation: 11+. Contains some strong language.

We are offering schools £10 tickets to see the production and receive a workshop. We also offer one free teacher ticket for every ten seats booked. Each workshop can cater for up to 30 students and there is a range to choose from, including:

Devising: a practical workshop exploring devising techniques using the themes of Crongton Knights as a stimulus.

Exploring the text: a practical workshop exploring language, structure and characterisation, including vocal and physical interpretation of character.

Conveying meaning: a practical workshop considering how meaning is communicated to audiences through form and style. This includes exploration of the use of movement and space and/or sound and design.

From page to stage: a practical workshop exploring Pilot Theatre’s rehearsal techniques in moving from extracts of the novel to the play text.

There is a limited number of workshops available, so if you are interested in taking up this offer, please contact at your earliest opportunity. Please don’t hesitate to email me if you have any  further questions.

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