Saturday, 3 October 2009


Welcome back everyone, and a big welcome to our first comers!
It was great to see the old faces and the new, and we have a great group this year.
This year we are lucky to have the lovely Noelle helping us out.

I can't wait to get started on our project for the Christmas show, whatever that may entail, although I do have some ideas up my sleeve!
Just a few things to point out for parents.
  • Class now starts at 17.45 and finishes as 18.55.
  • Can you please wait in the corridor, until I open the door, and deliver your son/daughter into your loving arms!
  • Another class starts at 19.00 in that space, so we must be out of there by then.
  • Next class (8th Oct) I will not be there, but Noelle and Jenny will be taking the class.
  • The Christmas show will be performed for friends and family on the 17th Dec at 18.15.
I will be back the following week. Until then, be safe, be fun!

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Enrollment list open for Oct 2009 - June 2010

Summer is coming to an end and kids go back to school next week, you may be thinking of after school activities. If you are interested in drama for your kids, perhaps The Drama Factory is what you were looking for.

The Drama Factory is taking new students for the 2009-2010 intake.
If you are interested, please contact me on The group is already looking pretty full, so do contact me reserve a place for your son/daughter.

All the relevant information is on the right hand side of this blog. For any other question you may have, do mail me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Day two of the Summer School Oliver!

Just a quick note to say we were off with a flying start yesterday, day 1 of the Summer School with Active English, Libby Barnes.
We have found out what it might have been like for an orphan in Victorian England.
When were the Victorian times?
What kind of food did they eat?
What was Gruel?
What kind of food do you like to eat now and what don't you like?
After some good warm up games and movement, we then started to improvise and show each other some scenes we invented.
Then we started learning the song Food Glorious Food!
Not bad in a day's work.
We will keep you updated....but to find out more, come to our show Friday at 13.00!
There you will see the outcome of all our hard work and creativity!

Thursday, 18 June 2009

So you don't believe in Fairies!

Well, today will be our last class tillOctober now!

Last week we did our first performance of So you don't believe in Fairies!

Daniel is caught writing Tom Puck is a fairy on the school toilet walls and for his punishment his teacher, the stern Mrs Torrero, instructs Daniel he is to present a 2 page story about fairies on her desk by tomorrow morning.  
Daniel doesn't believe in Fairies.....but Daniel is in for shock!  He is taken down to the fairy world of the Tuatha dé Danann, ruled by powerful Titania, Daniel is taught a thing or two about fairies!!!

Introducing the children to some of  Shakespeare's  wonderful writing we used parts of Arial's Where the bee sucks there suck I  (The Tempest) and I know a bank where the wild thyme grows, (Midsummer night' s dream) and the Irish folklore of the Tuatha dé Danann (pronounced Tua de danan). 

It was a great performance from everyone!  So good that we are doing it again today at 18.30. 
I have posted some photos of the show from last week, but will be taking more today.

Great news also is our summer school Oliver! is full!  We begin Monday  29th June. 
For those not doing the summer school, see you in October, and for those coming...can't wait to meet you all!!

Sunday, 10 May 2009


The Drama Factory and Active English are running this great summer course centered around Oliver the musical.  From Page to Stage.  

What?    This 20 hour week's course is divided into four parts, drama and improvisation, creative writing, singing and dancing. At the end of the course there will be an open performance for family and friends.

Who for?  Any child 8 years old to 12 years old.  Native or fluent in English.

When?   June 29th - 3rd July from 9.30 - 13.30

Where?  DansaArt studios.  Calle Diputaciòn.  4 minutes walk from Passeig de Gràcia.

More inf?  Please send mail to

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Lord what fools these mortals be...

Hi Mums and Dads and fellow Drama Factory members.  Sorry I couldn't be there at class last week, I had an amazing time in Belgium at the International Storytelling Festival in Alden Biesen.  I stayed in castle!  Can you imagine!  I hear you all had a good time with Tom though.

As most of you already know, this term we will be working on scenes from A midsummer Night's Dream and other famous fairies like Ariel from The Tempest.  I guess we did enough of science last term, this term we need a little magic and fairy dust to sprinkle on our dreams!!

Also just to remind you all that there will be class this Thursday 29th April I know some of you don't have school, but we will be doing class. 

Until then.  I leave you with a picture of the beautiful castle I stayed in.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Wow! What a show!

I am so proud of you all!  
I thought you all did so well yesterday.  Well done!
Thanks mums and dads for coming and giving your support, and glad you all enjoyed it.   If anyone has any nice photos to send, please send them to

Don't forget there will be class next week, our last this term, that Tom will be taking.  Sorry I won't be able to be there but King Arthur calls again.

I will see you all next term.  Once again, well done!!!!  And thank you so much for the beautiful flowers!!!

Thursday, 26 March 2009

End of Term Show!

Oh the nerves are mounting!!! Tonight is our end of term show Welcome to our Universe show starts at 18.30.  
We look forward to seeing you all then!  Wish us luck!

Friday, 2 January 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all!
Well done to everyone for their great performance of the Christmas show.
You all did so well, especially as we had two members ill and had last minute re castings and re writes to do.  So well done all!

I do hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year and that Santa brought you all you wished for, that goes for parents too.  We still have the Kings to come! 

Unfortunately we won't be back on the 8th Jan as the floor is being re sanded, but we will see each other on the 15th.

Now, as Josh and Angel were ill, and missed being in the show, we have decided to do the show again for all, so I would like to suggest doing it again on the 15th Jan at the end of class.  

Enjoy the rest of the holidays, best wishes to you all and see you on the 15th!!!!

Josh, who dragged himself to class, even though he felt awful and in the end had to sit out.