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CPD workshops for primary school teachers

This month, National Drama launches The Primary Initiative: a series of high quality CPD drama workshops for primary school teachers. The Blahs' Artistic Director, Deborah Pakkar-Hull, will co-lead two afternoon sessions of training to enthuse and provide new strategies to enhance the teaching of literacy, cross-curricular work and social...

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...

Theatre-making in a Museum

A set with climate and light restrictions, a million fragile, valuable props and a script that calls for audience participation? It’s a mix that would challenge any theatre maker. Participatory theatre is of course in the Blahs’ DNA.  But with all these other elements, our next...

Award Nomination for The Vultures’ Song

Last night the decision was announced at Writers’ Guild of Great Britain’s award for the Best Play for Young Audiences.  Mike Kenny's piece, The Vultures' Song, specially written for the Blahs, was one of three plays shortlisted.  Although he didn’t win on the evening, we are...

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The Vultures’ Song Cast Interviews: Simone Lewis

The Blahs' Kirsty Lambert caught up with actor Simone Lewis recently, to get her thoughts on playing - among other roles - a vulture in Mike Kenny's new play, The Vultures' Song. How did you first hear about The Vultures' Song? I had the pleasure of working...

The Vultures' Song
The Vultures’ Song: Tour update

The Vultures' Song has been touring primary and high schools in Leeds and West Yorkshire in recent weeks. This new production from Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah, a Leeds-based theatre in education company with over thirty years' experience, is inspired by stories of the 1947...

The Blahs are Moving House!

At the end of March, Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah are relocating to a new home in the shared space of Live Arts Bistro in Leeds City Centre. We're really excited that our new home is going to be in a space that's dedicated to...

The Vultures’ Song Cast Interviews: Richard Priestley

The Vultures' Song cast member Richard Priestley popped into the Blahs office earlier this week to sort out contract details. While he was here, our Schools Coordinator Kirsty took the opportunity to get his thoughts on the production. How did you first get involved with...

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...


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