We bring creative, educational workshops to schools, theatre groups and parties. Our workshops provide tailored training to enhance performance skills at all levels, as well as boosting creativity, confidence, and excitement for the arts. The current workshops we have on offer are:

Performing Shakespeare
Devising Theatre
Poetry Process
Finding Truth (through scene work)

Each workshop is available at KS 1-5, 18-25, and 25+, and can be arranged for either one hour, half day, or full day sessions

We provide two facilitators, as well as all texts/scripts/anything you might need (unless there are specific texts you would like us to work with i.e. A Level/GCSE devised pieces)


Our prices include two facilitators and are the same for each type of workshop, varying only by length:


One hour £100 Half Day (three hours) £250 Full Day (10am-5pm) £550

Prices do not include travel if outside the Birmingham area


Emma Hodgkinson

Emma trained at Rose Bruford College and now works as a director, writer and actor for the stage. Her directing credits include JANE EYRE (Heartbreak Productions), THE GREAT GATSBY (Tethered Wits), and has just been booked to direct a David Walliams production next year. She has also acted in a number of stage productions, including A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Heartbreak Productions), BLITHE SPIRIT (Tethered Wits) and PERICLES (White Crane Productions). Her writing credits range from collaborative devised theatre (WONDER WITH GRIMM, THE UNRETURN OF LYDIA OSBORN) script writing and adaptations for various companies (JANE EYRE, TWELFTH NIGHT, ESCAPE FROM LOCKDOWN, THE GREAT GATSBY) and poetry (GETTING OVER MYSELF – AND OTHER PEOPLE).

Emma is also a qualified teacher (UCL IOE PGCE in Secondary English) and has been training acting students across schools (Solihull School, Dean Close School) and on an individual basis for eight years

Lauren Alexandra

Lauren trained at Arts Ed and is currently part of Disney Musicals in Schools Education Programme. She is both a stage and film actress: having covered the lead role of Nala in Disney’s West End production of THE LION KING (Lyceum Theatre) and played the lead role of Daisy in SPOT BOTS, a children’s educational TV series (BBC). She was a part of Kenneth Branagh’s Theatre Company, performing alongside him in THE ENTERTAINER (The Garrick Theatre) and is currently the face of SPECSAVERS global campaign, as well as having starred in various other global commercial campaigns such as DOVE CHOCOLATE, DAVID’S BRIDAL, TJ MAXX and HEAD & SHOULDERS.

Poppy Abbott

Poppy has experience teaching all ages, from drama school foundation workshops to primary school drama clubs. She teaches both one-to- one and large groups and has taught at SOTE, PQA, Solihull School and Theatre Train. She has an enhanced DBS and is registered on the update system.

Poppy trained at IDSA and has a degree in English and Drama from Royal Holloway. She is coming to the end of a national summer tour performing as Stella in a musical production of David Walliams’ AWFUL AUNTIE. Poppy features in multi-award winning short film THE LAST BREATH and played the lead in THE ANGELIKES which premiered on Amazon Prime. She has written her first play BLACKOUT, which she is producing and performing in at The Old Joint Stock Theatre on Birmingham later this year.



We have partnered with various actors in the industry to empower and inspire young creatives, including: Milly Zero (Eastenders), Ben McGregor (Fresh Meat), Bree Smith (Book of Mormon), Emmanuel Kojo (Twelfth Night, National Theatre).


“I’ve made so many notes from how to be mentally organised to learning how to break down a script. Doing the clicks and stomps really make you pay attention to the meaning of the piece. Thank you so much, this has been so helpful.”
Olivia Schofield

“The facilitators have experienced everything they advise on, they remind students of ways to be resilient, positive and have fun with their work.”
Toni Jackman, Seven Kings School


Please email for more information or to book a workshop.

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