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Two types of workshop are offered to schools and colleges for
The Crucible - Insight Workshops and Theatre Factory
Workshops. Insight Workshops enable your students to
explore the play more deeply. Theatre Factory Workshops use The
Crucible to look at the process of producing and staging a play.
The times and dates of the Workshops will be confirmed by the
show's producers, Sell a Door. To book an Insight Workshop
or Theatre Factory Workshop please email
Workshops lead students through exercises to
explore the themes of the play. The workshop will take place at the
New Theatre during the week of the performances. Each workshop can
accommodate up to 30 students.The workshop costs £25 per 20 students
plus a £50 one-off fee.
In the Theatre
Factory Workshop, your students will meet three
actors who in just one hour will be showcasing a monologue from the
play to try and attract audiences to see the show. If they don't do
a good job of it, the chances are, they won't have an audience. But
the director, the producers, the technician and the designer have
all gone AWOL. It's up to your students to save the show with a
quick course in each of these disciplines, and create the most
impact they can.
The directors…… will have to solve the mystery of 'the
intention'. They must ask themselves what it is that the character
wants from their audience (and indeed, who that audience
represents), and how best to demonstrate that intention through
their staging. With only one actor speaking, they must decide how
to engage the audience, whilst best conveying their important
The technicians…… will be given a crash course in lighting
and sound, and work with the directors to decide which effects best
convey the atmosphere and themes of the scene. Working with a
selection of sounds and lighting, will they go for a naturalistic
portrayal, or experiment with the power of the senses?
The designers…… will be shown around a costume and props
department, and have to decide which costume best suits the scene.
Where and when are we? What is the status of the character? How can
costume and/or props enhance a performance, and what can the
audience gain from it?
The producers…… have the tricky task of making sure
everything comes together. It is their job to keep communications
flowing between the other three teams, and make sure everything
runs on time. If there is an artistic disagreement, the producers
must solve the problem, and get a great show out on
For the first twenty minutes, your students will be
equipped with the necessary skills they need to perform their
tasks, and have chance to come up with some possible ideas. They
will then come back together to discuss their ideas and collaborate
before making their final decisions on what direction to go in.
They have just ten minutes to decide on a coherent vision! At the
end of the hour, they will be able to see (and film) their final
piece, before retiring to a classroom to present and assess what
they have learnt and produced, and entering
The Theatre Factory Workshops will take place
at the New Theatre and can accommodate between 20 - 30
students.The workshop costs £100 for 20 students or £150
for 30 students plus a £124 one-off fee.
The times and dates of the Workshops will be confirmed
by the show's producers, Sell a Door.
To book an Insight or Theatre
Factory Workshop please email