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Lucy's blog

He's behind you!

The count down to Christmas is on and what does that mean? Pantomimes! Going to a pantomime is often a child’s first exposure to the theatre and is something I do every year with my children. It’s also an exciting time for many of our teachers as they take to...

Acting should be fun for children - not work

  I found this blog post last night written by film director Ben Gregor (yes – I know it was written last year, but better late than never!). The full article is well worth reading, but let me share the first paragraph with you...

Michael Gove's new curriculum - the cost of reductiveness

I am normally quite a talkative person but even I was rendered speechless when I read this article about some of the many ?Curriculum Cleansing' changes that Michael Gove is planning. For example, currently all GCSE students have to study English by either taking...

Thanks to our amazing drama teachers

The last 3 weeks have been extremely busy for me because I've been contracting all our teachers for next term. As you can imagine, with over 200 schools and currently 208 teachers working for Perform, this is no easy task. It also demands quite a lot of concentration, so...

Taking your children to the theatre - Lucy's Top 10 Tips

We all know the magic of going to see a live performance. And I really believe (well I would, wouldn't I?) that it's really important to expose children to live theatre from as young as you can. And what better time to do this than in the panto season? The time of year...
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