The Drama Company
THE DRAMA COMPANY
The Larruperz Centre
Grammar School Close
t: 01989 720627
m: 07814 624417
The Drama Company offer three different drama classes and three annual holiday workshop opportunities for children and young adults aged 5 – 18. Held at The Larruperz Centre, Ross On Wye.
Focusing on all aspects of drama such as the learning and practising of dramatic conventions, performance skills, team-building challenges, themed activities, text work, movement and music, there is something for everyone when you join The Drama Company.
All sessions include their famous warm-up games, the main section based around a termly theme or idea (find more information about these on their Term Dates & Themes page!) and also includes a short snack break so members can build on their friendships too.
“We are a very welcoming group and make our work as accessible as possible, regardless of whether you have any previous drama experience or not. Everyone can learn and enjoy something with us at The Drama Company!“
THE DRAMA COMPANY PERFORMERS (DCP)
Not only do they run weekly drama classes for the accessibility of everyone, but they have also launched their very own youth theatre group Drama Company Performers, where their most experienced young actors are able to showcase their talents to the general public in a large scale production each year.
2021 DCP PRODUCTION PRESENTS… MURDER AT WALSLEY CASTLE!
An original Ghostly Murder Mystery by Julie Church & Sarah O’Neil
Dates: 5th, 6th & 7th November 2021
Times: 1.30pm & 7pm
The Larruperz Centre
Grammar School Close
Ross-on-Wye, HR9 7QD
Murder at Walsley Castle – 5th, 6th & 7th November 2021
THINKING ABOUT JOINING US? CHECK OUT OUR THE WEEKLY CLASSES…
TUESDAY CLASSES FOR ALL AGES 5 – 18
There is a total of three different drama classes on Tuesdays, catering for all ages from 5 -18 years old, as well as several holiday drama workshops.
The Tuesday classes are held every week in term time and the session times are one hour and a half long (although the Juniors class for younger members is a little shorter at one hour and a quarter!).
Tuesday classes are open to all, regardless of experience and are designed to encourage children to develop creatively. Drama Company sessions are designed to be an independent activity so that the children can learn new skills and grow in confidence.
Juniors – Marvellous Musical Maddie – Half Term Workshops 2021
TUESDAY’S THREE DIFFERENT CLASSES…
Juniors – 4:15pm – 5:30pm (Ages 5 – 8, Reception Class to End of Year Three)
For the youngest members, classes include drama games, songs and rhymes as well as focusing on drama and performance skills through whole group exercises, small group play making and exploration through movement, music and text. Often working on a given theme, the Juniors are able to learn to work together and widen their skill sets as mini Junior performers.
Seniors – 5:45pm – 7:00pm (Ages 9 – 11, Year Four to End of Year Six)
Seniors work on current ideas and themes to create and explore drama. Using popular drama games and warm up tasks as well as looking at theatre devising as a whole group or in smaller groups. Some scripted texts are used too, focusing on building confidence and leadership skills while making friends in a relaxed theatre environment.
Seniors Plus – 7:30pm – 9pm (Ages 11 – 18, Year Seven upwards)
A social environment is encourged through lots of fun for the older members, this includes energetic games and tasks which encourage leadership, the sharing of great ideas and building friendships. Looking at current issues and topics, a contemporary approach is used, encouraging the young members to collaborate and create and explore new, exciting work.
Tuesday sessions cost just £5 per class, payable in termly instalments.
Seniors – Stone Cold Parachutes – Half Term Workshops 2021
“We strive to provide our members with an exciting, fun and relaxed approach to drama and performance in an environment where they can learn and grow as friends and performers.“
THE FRIDAY LUNCH CLUB
“I am super proud of our DCP members for volunteering on a weekly basis to assist at The Friday Lunch Club x They are brilliant every week! If any other current drama members would like to join us too you are more than welcome! Just let me know!“
DCP Members volunteer on a weekly basis to assist at The Friday Lunch Club
THE DRAMA COMPANY UNIFORM
Gooch Sports Newent supply The Drama Company’s uniform as well as a range of clothing and accessories. The newly designed t-shirts are made of shiny sports material so are super comfy to slip on and the hoodies are cosy on the inside to keep you super warm!
If you would like further information please call Gooch Sports on 01531-821084 or pop into the shop and ask for Julia.
“We are a not for profit Youth Theatre organisation working to bring exciting performances and events to the Ross-on-Wye community. Relying solely on fundraising events and donations, any funds raised by our team and our productions will be used to fund future shows and to purchase much needed technical equipment. We are currently raising funds for new head mics.“