Black RAT Productions offers an exciting range of Educational Workshops and seminars for students and teachers. Run by professionals, they provide quality experiences for students & an invaluable resource for teachers, lecturers and youth theatre leaders.

The content of each workshop is tailored to focus on acting, theatrical history or the specific requirements of the audience.


Playwrights – Styles & Plays

Examples include Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekov, Miller, Pinter, Bond, Godber, Russell, Churchill


Specific Texts – analysis & appreciation

Examples include A Doll’s House (Ibsen), The Father (Strindberg), A Night on the Tiles (Vickery), Blood Brothers (Russell), Antigone (Sophocles), Billy Liar (Willis & Hall), Taste of Honey (Delaney), The Crucible (Miller), A Zoo Story (Albee), Oh! What a Lovely War! (Littlewood/Theatre Workshop)


Periods in Theatre History

Examples include Greek Theatre, Medieval Drama, Elizabethan, Restoration, Period, Melodrama, Post-War British Drama, Theatre-in-Education, Naturalism & Realism, Modern, American Drama, Musical Theatre, Epic Theatre


Theatre Practitioners & Practice

Examples include Brecht, Stanislavski, Craig Boal, Artaud, Strasberg, Brook, Berkoff,

Design: set, costume, lighting, sound.


The Shakespeare Text

Examples include A Midsummer Nights’ Dream, Twelfth Night, A Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, Loves Labours Lost


Style Workshops

Pantomime, Physical Theatre, Mask Work, Comedy, Musical Theatre, Ensemble Playing, Theatre Of The Absurd


Acting Workshops

Hunting for clues, Building a character, Sustaining a role, Mastering stagecraft, Using rehearsals, Working together


Teacher Specific

Creating a KS3 curriculum
Writing a scheme of work – GCSE+
Effective use of VOICE for teachers
Directing the school play
Choreography for beginners – or, how to stage a musical number without stress!
Shakespeare for Primary Schools
Using Drama to explore poetry
Directing young actors
Devising theatre


Young People’s Theatre

Examples include Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz, Bugsy Malone, Evacuees, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations, Anne Frank, Gulliver’s Travels, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory


Musical Theatre Workshops

Examples include High School Musical, Les Miserables, Oliver, Mamma Mia, Grease, West Side Story, Annie, Hairspray, Jesus Christ Superstar, Blood Brothers, Guys & Dolls, Pirates of Penzance, Cats, Godspell, Oh! What a Lovely War!, Cabaret (KS4+), Snoopy, The Boyfriend


For further details on current workshops or to discuss bespoke workshops, contact us.