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General News

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...