The Flaw in the Fairytale (or how to make a school pantomime part 2)

It’s no secret that most adaptations of fairytales work very hard to change, solve or gloss over some of the darker details. But it’s one thing to watch an established retelling of a classic story, and an entirely different thing to create your own. For this year’s title, Beauty and the Beast, our writers Andrew and Alex went back to the original tale before writing their version. But going to the core of the original story meant coming face to face with the story’s biggest challenges.

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How to Make a School Pantomime Part 1: The Read-Through

How do you reimagine a beloved story? How do you take a tale (as old as time) and make it work for primary schools across the country, and fit into an hour’s pantomime performance in their school hall, and make it so magical that they will remember it for years to come? Read about the making of our new Beauty and the Beast pantomime here!

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Celebrating Creativity at the Education Show

We do shows, we do education, (and sometimes we do Birmingham too!) so we thought perhaps we should check out the Education Show at the NEC! Once we found out that dancer Darcey Bussell and Children’s Laureate, Michael Rosen were key speakers we booked our train tickets!

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