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Theatre Workout West End
Theatre Workout hat die offiziellen Workshops für 37 große West End-Produktionen erstellt.
Jedes West End-Programm bietet mehrere Optionen und kann auf jede teilnehmende Gruppe zugeschnitten werden, um die Geschichte, Themen und Charaktere der Show auf unterhaltsame und kreative Weise zu erkunden.
 
Our official Workshops

 

Theatre Workout has developed the official educational workshop programmes for the following productions. Contact us for more details

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1984

Created in partnership with Headlong Theatre to explore the world of 1984.

 

Students worked with improvisation, games and other exercises designed to place students in the position of Comrade 6079 Winston Smith, challenging them to act as necessary to comply with and avoid upsetting Big Brother.

Groups explored the perception of reality, rules, double speak, double think, thought crime, newspeak, and power, challenging students to comply, think, unthank, respond, un-respond, speak and newspeak their way through the workshop.

The 39 Steps

Developed in 2012, this workshops focused on acting techniques used by the cast in the creation of the show, exploring multi-role playing, character development, storytelling (the core of all theatre) and devising theatre techniques to recreate scenes from the play, including:

  • Vocal and speech techniques to improve communication

  • Improvisation games to perform with spontaneity and creativity

  • Character development techniques for multi-role playing

  • Physicality and movement skills

  • Image and forum theatre

  • Storytelling and devising theatre

A Chorus Line

Created for the Broadway transfer to the London Palladium, and starring one of our practitioners, this workshops placed students in the auditionee's shoes as they experienced a workshop audition with a dance and singing call.

Students are taught dance choreography in real time, challenging them to learn and perform to the highest standards, followed by a chance to sing a song of their choice, after which feedback was offered.

An acting workshop is also available for non-musical students in which they performed solo a rehearsed speech and improvised group scenes.

A Doll's House

Created for the West End transfer of the Young Vic production, this workshop explored the world of the play through a series of acting techniques including character development, voice and speech, emotional engagement, and movement before working on key scenes.

Students walked in the character's shoes and developed a greater understanding of the themes, syle and culture of the production.

All My Sons

Created in partnership with NIMAX Productions for the West End production starring David Suchet and Zoe Wanamaker, this workshop was an acting masterclass focused on understanding the central characters and their relationships in this stunning production.

An Ideal Husband

Created in partnership with NIMAX Theatres, this workshop explored the world of Oscar Wilde's witty play through acting techniques including voice and speech, character development, posture and poise, improvisation and scene studies of key scenes from the play. 

 

This workshop allowed students to make their own interpretations and learn a little of the direction and staging from this production. 

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

We developed a programme of three workshops for Beautiful - The Carole King Musical:

 

  • Drama Workshop which explores the shows central story, characters and themes of friendship, family and being truthful with oneself.

  • Musical Theatre Workshop, focusing on performance techniques through the performance of key songs from the show

  • Songwriting Workshop, exploring songwriting, poetry and creative writing techniques to create original material. 

Bend It Like Beckham

We developed two official workshops for this new musical to support its educational programme for schools:

 

  • Drama Workshop which explores the shows central characters, relationships, themes and story through professional acting techniques and improvisation.

  • Musical Theatre Workshop, focusing on acting through song as students learn professional musical theatre techniques, using key songs from the show 

Birdsong

An acting masterclass in which students explored the issues of war, peace, love and other relationships as they followed the central character's story through this epic play.

Students explored acting techniques including voice and speech, gesture and physicality, and improvisation before working on key scenes and performing with direction taken from the West End production.

Carousel

Starring Lesley Garret at the Savoy Theatre, Theatre Workout created the officail education programme for Carousel featuring classical musical theatre skills and operatic singing.

Working with a dancer and a singer, students learned classic techniques before working on an ensemble number from the show.

Carries War

This official workshop for schools taught students acting and performance skills as they explored techniques used by the cast in the creation of the play.

They gained a greater understanding of the play through the performance of key scenes, learning about children's evacuation during World War II, and engaging with the adventures of the central characters.

Chicago

Theatre Workout has develope the official workshops for two productions of Chicago - The original production and its return to the Phoenix Theatre for it's 21st Anniversary.

Rooted in the unique dance styles of Bob Fosse, this workshop taught the original choreography to All That Jazz, while allowing students some freedom to choreograph their own section of the routine in the same style, to explore the creative process of devising choreography.

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage

Working closely with the Choreographer and Dance Captain for Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage, and led by professional dancers and choreographers specialising in ballroom dance, Theatre Workout created a dance masterclass for audiences.

 

The workshop explore some of the iconic dance styles from the stage and film productions, before teaching ensemble choreography to one of the main numbers.

Theatre Workout also taught about 3000 people Johnny's Mambo in Trafalgar Square before a screening of the film in 2010.

Dreamgirls

Theatre Workout developed two workshops for Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre:

Drama Workshop: focused on the central story of Effie White to explore key themes in the show, such as friendship, ambition, and fighting adversity.

Musical Theatre Workshop: Ideal for more advanced students, this workshop focuses on musical theatre performance with a focus on 'acting through song', looking at I Am Changing and One Night Only, learning to analyse songs from an actor's perspective.

Hairspray

Theatre Workout developed the official education programme for Hairspray when it first opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2008.

As a musical theatre masterclass, this workshop taught students acting, singing and dance techniques before teaching choreography and staging You Can't Stop The Beat, replicating the show's choreography.

In The Heights

Theatre Workout was delighted to create the official workshop for In The Heights, the multi-award-winning production by Lin Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton.

Our two workshop options for groups of all ages explored all-round musical theatre, or the creative process of devising choreography. 

 

Combining Hip-Hop with contemporary musical theatre styles, In The Heights offered a unique opportunity to explore new performance styles and devising techniques.

I Can't Sing

Theatre Workout created the official workshops and teachers education pack for I Can't Sing, the short-lived musical at the London Palladium set in the world of the X Factor talent show.

Students were taught all-round musical theatre techniques through the staging of songs from the show, along with character development to build confidence in their performance.

Jersey Boys

Musical Theatre workshops explored all-round technique focusing on the concept of 'Acting Through Song', while also exploring themes, characters and stories from the show.

 

A drama workshop focused on acting, storytelling and devising exercises inspired by characters, stories and themes from the show, such as friendship, changing times, politics and changing culture.

 

Career Development Talks offered advice and information on future training and career pathways in the theatre and music industries.

Joseph

Created for the revival starring Lee Mead at the Adelphi Theatre in partnership with Andrew Lloyd Webbers Really Useful Productions, Theatre Workout created a musical theatre masterclass suitable for all ages.

 

The workshop explored the central story and themes from Joseph through the performance of key songs, such Any Dream Will Do.

The Kite Runner

Theatre Workout developed two workshops for The Kite Runner, targeted at secondary and further education groups, teaching performance techniques while exploring the educational themes within the production.

A Drama Workshop focused on the key themes of friendship, betrayal and guilt, explored through drama games and improvisation exercises. It was suitable for all groups but was aimed at younger and less experienced students.

An Acting Workshop, Aimed at GCSE, A-Level and degree students taught character development, voice and other acting techniques, before working on key scene and improvisation exercises set around the plot and central characters of the play, exploring ivotal moments around Amir’s life and relationships with Hassan, Baba and Assef.

The Lion King

Theatre Workout was contracted to workshops for Disney's The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre, until Diseney extablished its onw, in-house education team.

Theatre Workout's workshop was based on techniques used by Julie Taymore in the creation of the show, inspired by the work of French theatre practitioner and acting coach Jacques Lecoq, and Balinese Dance to explore physicality, animal acting, mask and clown work, through the staging of an ensemble number from the show.

Theatre Workout no longer runs the official workshops for the Lion King, but physical theatre workshops based on techniques which inspired Julie Taymore are still available.

The Lord Of The Rings - The Musical

One of Theatre Workout's first West End collaborations was with Kevin Wallace's The Lord Of The Rings at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

 

This physical theatre and musical theatre workshop combination taught techniques from both schools of theatre performance as students leared about the characters and themes in the show, devising and improvising their interpretations of orks and elves, hobbits and more...

Love Never Dies

In partnership with Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Productions, Theatre Workout created the official workshop programme for the world premier of Love Never Dies at the Adelphi Theatre.

This musical theatre workshop focused on acting through song as students staged songs and choreography from the West End production.

The Railway Children

An educational drama workshop was developed for any student group. It explores the central themes within the production, such as family, friendship, danger and risk, and doing right and wrong, delivered through the use of drama games and performance techniques, such as storytelling, role-play and improvisation.

 

The workshop relates to techniques used by the show’s creators in the development and rehearsal of the production, enabling students to experience the processes used in the creation of the show by the cast.

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

In partnership with NIMAX Theatres and the Chichester Festival Theatre, this workshop explored the violent gangster underworld of Arturo Ui and its reflection of the rise of Hitler through games, improvisations and acting techniques.

Students put these lessons into practice through the staging of key scenes from the play to develop a greater understanding of Arturo Ui, his metamorphosis and evolution over the course of the play.

Shrek- The Musical

In partnership with Dreamworksh Productions, Theatre Workout developed the exclusive workshops for Shrek at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and after the Royal Premier we worked in collaboration with the Princes Foundation for Children and the Arts.

An all-round musical workshop taught students about believing in themselves, about accepting differences, embrasing diversity and friendship through key songs from the show.

Singin' In The Rain

Our first collaboration with Chichester Festival Theatre, this musical theatre masterclass explored classical musical theatre performance styles as students learned acting, singing and dance skills before learning choreography to an ensemble number from the show.

Sister Act

Our first collaboration with Chichester Festival Theatre, this musical theatre masterclass explored classical musical theatre performance styles as students learned acting, singing and dance skills before learning choreography to an ensemble number from the show.

Sister Act

With a focus on acting through song and developing singing techniques, this exlusive workshop for the Broadway transfer of Sister Act was a great hit with school groups.

The workshop followed Delores as she brought life to the nunnery and inspired them to embrace their community. The workshop taught acting and singing techniques used in Raise Your Voice, before staging other ensemble songs from the show.

The Sound Of Music

Theatre Workout's first West End collaboration was the creation of the exclusive West End Workshop for The Sound Of Music following the TV talent contest.

This workshop explored songwriting as students re-wrote My Favourite Things, musical theatre acting and singing techniques through the performance of key songs, and improvisation exercises and games to exlore the show's central themes.

Stepping Out

Groups could engage with one of two workshops for this West End production:

 

A Drama Workshop explored a range of acting exercises, learning techniques before putting them into practice through scene studies and performance, covering issues such as voice and speech, character development, improvised devising and script work.

A Dance Class taught tap steps and dance techniques as they learned choreography set to their level of ability, with reference to characters and acting techniques as they learned to ‘act through dance’.

This House

Another collaboration with NIMAX Theatres and Chichester Festival Theatre, Theatre Workout created the exclusive West End Workshop  for This House. 

 

The workshop explored politics, manipulation, game playing, diplomacy, improvisation and public speaking though a range of acting techniques as groups rehearsed and performed key scenes from the play.

Waitress

The exclusive West End Workshop for the Broadway transfer of Waitress to London.

An all-round musical theatre workshop covered acting, singing, and dance as students explored the performance techniques used in the creation and staging of the show with a focus on acting through song.
 

A Drama Workshop offered a confidence building learning experience. With a focus on character and story, groups who chose this option learned a range of performance skills as they explore scenes from the show, create characters, and devise their own staging and performance.

The Wizard Of Oz

Another exclusive West End Workshop for Andrew Lloyd Webbers production of The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium.

Based on musical theatre techniques, this workshop explored the central themes, characters and performance style of the show through the staging of key songs.

Zorro The Musical

This exclusive West End Workshop for Zorro The Musical offered two unique workshops:

A Musical Theatre Workshop bringing together lots of different skills as students staged key songs from the show

A Stage Combat Workshop taught basic sward fighting and unarmed stage combat techniques to choreograph fight choreography.