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Rethinking #SMSC in Primary Schools through Participatory Theatre

Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah are inviting Leeds primary schools to get involved in an exciting research project, exploring how our unique brand of participatory theatre can help schools meet their SMSC requirements. Artistic Director Deborah Pakkar Hull explains what it’s all about: How did the...

Inspiring the Next Generation of Actors and Teachers

Who influences and inspires you? Blahs Associate Mel Purdie talked to Robert Midgely, an 18-year-old Theatre & Performance student at Leeds University about the influence of his drama teacher, Mr. Chipp, and how the Blahs have inspired his interest in Theatre in Education. So Robert, tell...

Funding Update from the Blahs

Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah heard today (June 27th) that we will not be in Arts Council England’s National Portfolio for 2018-22. We are disappointed, both on behalf of the Company and for the many young people who benefit from our work. However, we will...

AirPlay: Young writers explore the Partition of India

Katie Mahon is a third year Theatre and Performance student at the University of Leeds, spending her placement year with Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah as Intern Project Coordinator for our AirPlay project. In this blog, she shares her thoughts on what she’s learned in...

A Tale to Tell gets the thumbs up!

Our Schools Coordinator Kirsty Lambert was inspired to join the Blahs when she saw our trailer of A Tale to Tell, our interactive KS2 drama based on the Arabian Nights. Recently she sat in on the new tour’s preview performance at Carr Manor Primary School: When I...

Made to Measure: Developing Emotional Literacy

Caitlin Wall and Imogen Fletcher are MA Applied Theatre and Intervention students at the University of Leeds.  They recently observed several sessions of the Blahs’ Made to Measure work in schools.  These are dynamic bespoke projects co-constructed with schools, where teachers and artists work in partnership...

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...