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Research Launch!

Throughout our history, the Blahs have engaged in research to support the development of our practice and to understand more clearly the needs of our audiences and the impact of our work. We are excited to announce that we have recently concluded a piece of in depth research...

Our Conversation with Francesca Collier

Have you ever had an epiphany? That moment where everything in your life lines up, makes sense and you know exactly what you want to do? It’s exactly what happened when we performed ‘Silas Marner’ at Victoria Primary School in Leeds to Year 6 student,...

Children’s Role Taking in Participatory Theatre

Our Artistic Director, Deborah Pakkar-Hull and Freelance Drama and Theatre Consultant, Geoff Readman have written a paper exploring the children's role taking in Participatory Theatre and Education. Introduction In this paper, we begin by offering a definition of TiE which places audience participation at the centre of...

A Tale to Tell 2016
Summer 2016 Update

With the end of the school year fast approaching, now is a good time to stop, draw breath and share what we have been up to at the Blahs since Christmas. We have just finished a very successful tour of A Tale to Tell to a small...

A giant leap in the process – 2nd R&D trip for Partition project

Our Artistic Director, Deborah Pakkar-Hull shares her exhilarating experiences from the second research and development  trip to India for our Partition project. Sitting at my desk in the office for the first time following two weeks in Delhi is the first breathing space I’ve had to take...

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story

Often when a school chooses a story for a bespoke project or our Coaching Model (CPD for teachers) we'll read it and think of all the things that surround that story. We look beyond the single story on paper at the fuller imagined world behind...

Second R&D trip for Reimagine India

  Deborah has come to the end of five inspiring and productive days of research and development in India. Working with internationally acclaimed writer Mike Kenny, Sukhesh Arora and Simran Arneja from Yellowcat Theatre and five Delhi based actors – Neel Sengupta, Kriti Pant, Amba Suhasini Jhala,...

The clues to a good story – Andrew Stanton, Film Maker

When we work with children and young people to get inside the world of a story, to explore the thoughts and feelings of characters we're aiming for them to use what they know and build on it. To build through imagination, interaction and enquiry so...

Developing the whole student

During 2014/15 we were a part of the Cape UK Specialist Leaders in Cultural Learning Scheme (SLiCL), they invested in ten middle or senior leaders, to enable those leaders to help Cape UK to make the case for the arts and creativity in Education.  We worked with...

Casting Call for a Queen

With the tour for A Tale To Tell booking up very quickly, we are now looking for an additional female cast member join the Blahs for this Theatre In Education (TIE) production. Touring to schools, theatre venues and library settings from May to June 2016,...