Blog: No Drama, no Citizenship.
Why teaching theatre still matters
Over the course of the past decade, the teaching of drama to children and young people in Britain’s state schools has been quietly throttled, sacrificed at the altar of GCSE and A-level “results.”
Our education system is sending the message that creativity is not important. Not worth exploring or investigating. We don’t believe in you. Please go out and get a dull job, using your (non-existent) communications skills to advance your career. Don’t invent anything. Don’t come up with new ideas. Don’t argue for change, or start your own business. Don’t become a politician, or a thought leader, or any kind of public figure. Don’t try to change the world. It’s not important.
Read the rest of Jem Wall's blog here.
Devonshire Collective workshop - Devising Theatre
October 26, 11:00 am-4:00pm
Hydrocracker is proud to be delivering a workshop on Devising Theatre for the Devonshire Collective in Eastbourne, Sussex on October 26.
Suitable for everyone aged 14+, we will be exploring the arts and secrets of creating devised theatre for an intensive five hours.
More details on the Devonshire Collective website.
Operation Black Antler
"This disturbing piece of immersive theatre shines a light on the morality of police surveillance."
Michael Billington, The Guardian. Full review here.
"The genius of Black Antler is it doesn’t tell us what to think. Like me, you could sit within spitting distance of an unflinchingly truthful performer and experience the friendly face and soft tones of evil in a social setting." Morning Star. Full review here.
"Thought-provoking and superbly performed immersive experience with a political charge" - The Stage. Full review here
Listen to BBC Radio 4's "Front Row" interview with Hydrocracker's Jem Wall and Blast Theory's Matt Adam
View Cast and Creative Team
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“Site specific theatre with a purpose…
an alliance between formal experiment and rich content.”
Michael Billington, The Guardian
Hydrocracker makes theatre in non-theatre spaces.
We want more for our audiences than to sit in the dark and watch.
Hydrocracker is an Associate Company of Brighton Dome and Festival,
is project-funded by Arts Council England, and sponsored by Dramatic Resources.
Patron: Caroline Lucas
Joint leader, Green Party, UK; MP for Brighton and Hove