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(c) Helen Murray

Led by theatre professionals, PlayXray is designed to prepare your GCSE students with the knowledge they need to excel in their Live Theatre Production Review exam. 

Designed specifically to meet the needs of the GCSE drama curriculum, our playXray project includes a trip to the theatre, a full-day workshop and access to a suite of learning resources that cover all key aspects of the exam.  

PlayXray projects meet the following curriculum areas:

  • AQA - Understanding Drama: Live Theatre Production
  • Edexcel - Theatre Makers in Practice: Live Theatre Evaluation
  • OCR - Performance & Response: Live Theatre Performance
  • WJEC - Interpreting Theatre: Live Theatre Review

“A fantastic opportunity for the students to really understand and explore the play from the point of view of the actor, the director and the designer - perfect for the new specifications”

Burntwood School (2018/19 Participants)

Each PlayXray project includes:

  • A visit to see Mischief Theatre’s Olivier Award-winning show The Play That Goes Wrong
  • An intensive all day workshop with members of The Play That Goes Wrong team, focused on acting, design, lighting, sound and direction
  • A student resource pack 
  • Access to an exclusive suite of video resources re-examining scenes from the play and covering design, acting and direction with actors & creatives

“The resources are invaluable and will go a long way to help students achieve in their Live Theatre exam.”

St Edward’s CofE Academy (2018/19 Participants)

Cost: £300 plus £8 per ticket

Availability: PlayXray workshops will take place during November 2019 (specific dates TBC).  To participate in this project you must be available throughout November.  

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2019/20 DEADLINE: 21ST JUNE 2019

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Mousetrap Theatre Projects
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