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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...

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...

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...

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...


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