8 months ago

TT1819 Cultural Catalogue


SECONDARY-SPECIFIC OFFERS Suitability Suitable for KS3-4. A maximum group of 50 students can take part. Opera in a Day can take place at any time in the school year but must be booked well in advance. Dates, Location & Format This event happens in-school, therefore adequate space must be provided. Timings will normally adhere to the school day of 9:00- 15:30. Learning Outcomes • Vocal skills, techniques and musical theory • Understanding of dramatic singing in opera • Stage presentation and awareness • Performance skills and confidence • Working collaboratively to become an opera company for the day Timely liaison with the provider around dates and planning. Teacher Commitment & Training Teachers will be sent resources before the day and will be expected to have spent considerable time with the students preparing music and context. This is in order for the students to have some understanding of the opera story, characters and music before coming together to share their new skills. On the day teachers will be expected to play a hands-on role supporting the sessions. What happens at the end? Other Resources/Support There is potential to have an informal sharing at the end of the day. The teacher overseeing the project can choose who this is for - it could be for other students, parents or governors for example. There may be an opportunity for the students to see a ROH performance of La Boheme in an in-school screening later in the school year. Pre and post event resources will be made available such as musical score, backing tracks and classroom activities. Other resources are available via the ROH Learning Platform. Further resources will be made available post event i.e. link to the streaming of the performance of the piece. Costs £520 110

SECONDARY-SPECIFIC OFFERS Silent Uproar Project Name A Super Happy Story About the Project Silent Uproar are a Hull-based theatre company. Since 2013, they have become a Supported Company of Hull Truck Theatre and an Emerging Company 2016-2017 of the New Diorama Theatre in London. At Silent Uproar we believe that you don't have to be 'serious' to say something 'serious'…our work is both playful and provocative. We believe people should be challenged but also entertained, so our productions find the most playful, ridiculous and engaging methods to enable people to start a conversation about some of the most uncomfortable issues affecting people today. Our work is inspired by pop culture, especially cinema, television, comic books, stand-up comedy, and video games. The company creates work as a continually changing ensemble, working with new writers, musicians, technicians and artists to create bold and innovative new work. A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) by Jon Brittain is a fun, silly and sad musical for anyone whose brain isn't always on their side. Winner of a Fringe First Award and written by Olivier Award winner Jon Brittain (Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho) with music by Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky and Mannish). This offer allows schools to send a group, class or year group of students to see the performance live in their local theatre. There will be a post-performance discussion with Silent Uproar and the show director, as well as representatives from a local mental health charity Thurrock Mind. Synopsis: The show’s framework is based around the process people go through when they are suffering from depression: diagnosis; recovery; and relapse. It follows the tale of Sally McKenzie as she first discovers her illness, feels its effects as she drops out of college and gets a terrible job before she finds help in support groups and starts to get her life back on track… almost. The problem with depression is that it doesn’t matter how well your life seems to be going; you just can’t always get rid of it. 111