Secondary Schools Programme
ONLINE RECORDING OF ECLIPSED- 2020/2021/2022
In February 2020 we produced ‘Eclipsed’ by Patricia Burke Brogan which features as a Comparative Study on 2020/21/22 curriculum. We were planning on a nationwide tour with the production but due to restrictions in response to Covid-19 this is impossible. However, we are offering students & teachers the facility to stream a recording of the production into their classrooms or their homes during this academic year on Tuesday 29th March and Thursday 31st March 2022. Tickets €8 per student. Resources= Digital pack to include Programme, Q&A with Director & Actors and historical context. Take a minute to look at the promotional video of the production. Bookings can be made by emailing email@example.com or by calling Box Office on (01)296 9340. Any queries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org Some Teacher Feedback from the production:
“We wish to thank you and commend the cast for an outstanding and excellent performance. You and your cast brought every line in the play to life. My students left the performance with a much deeper grasp of the play and its poignant story”.
“We felt we were in the laundry” and most said they had a much better understanding of the plight of the women.
“You and the cast succeed so well in bringing out the humour in the lines which could have been lost in performance.”
THE KING LEAR PROJECT
Following on from the sell-out run of Hamlet in 2019 and Romeo and Juliet in 2020, Mill Productions are proud to present this FREE online resource, directed by Geoff O’Keeffe and funded by Creative Ireland, for Leaving Certificate English. Click here for a breakdown of the 5 parts.
Available to view on our YouTube channel here.
THE ROMEO AND JULIET PROJECT
Funded by Creative Ireland and the Arts Council we have produced, with the needs of the Junior Cycle student firmly in mind this project which explores the play under the themes of Love and Conflict through an examination of key moments from the play. Rehearsal footage, insights into how director and designers make choices in terms of stage craft and excerpts from the play, will broaden the student’s understanding of the text and are very much examination focused. Interspersed with vox pops, character quizzes and trivia, this resource will be a fast paced, snappy and accessible learning tool. Click here to watch for free on our You Tube Channel.
With all the restrictions that are in place with Covid-19 perhaps we can help you by offering you our theatre as a venue to hold workshops or lectures for your year groups? We have a 208 seater auditorium, a studio and a rehearsal room giving plenty of space to socially distance if government guidelines allow. With special rates for schools, please do get in touch with email@example.com to discuss it further.
DRAMA WORKSHOPS- ALL YEAR ROUND
The theatre can offer you and your pupils the opportunity to really engage with your chosen play, poem or prose by offering Drama Workshops to bring these texts to life or to explore an area of the SPHE Curriculum or as team building exercise within a year group.
The workshops can take place in your own school or in the theatre. They can vary in length from 90 minutes. Price per student is dependent on requirements. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning a great experience for your class!
We also offer work experience to Transition year Students. Please contact email@example.com on how to apply for 2021/2022 if Government guidelines allow.
SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 20th – 24th Jan 2020
Following the huge success of the inaugural Shakespeare Festival in January 2019, dlr Mill Theatre was delighted to announce that the 2020 Shakespeare Festival was even bigger and better. Our aim was to create a unique opportunity for students to experience Shakespeare as it should be experienced, on the stage. The festival framework gave teachers the opportunity to develop their chosen Shakespeare text in class through performance. With given texts and fixed timetables, the onus was placed firmly on the students’ shoulders to interact meaningfully with the project at hand but each entry received a workshop with an experienced Drama Facilitator to start the ball rolling. Entries were then invited to bring their own 30 minute production to perform on our stage and compete for a selection of awards including Best Production, Best Actor and Best Ensemble. Please click here to hear about St Raphaelas experience of the festival.
PRIZE WINNERS 2020
Best Production & Best Ensemble
Mount Sackville Secondary School
St Raphaela’s Secondary School
Joshua Kelly O’Rourke, St Macdara’s Community School
Emma Wilson, Loreto Abbey Dalkey
Best Supporting Actor
Conall Fynes, St Joseph’s Secondary School
Best Supporting Actress
Emma Davis, St Raphaela’s Secondary School
Niamh McCann, Director of Hamlet, St Raphaela’s Secondary School
For more information on 2021 Festival please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on (01)2969340
Romeo and Juliet 2020
Ger Carey Live, 2019
Hidden Strength Speaker Series, 2019
Music Theatre Workshop, 2018
King Lear, 2017