Workshops & Shows
We have interactive workshops and shows for all ages and levels of English, including for teachers, so we are sure you will find the right one to suit your students.
Performed in the evening or during the day with an audience, our evening shows have the same benefits for students as our daytime workshops but are in front of their families as an audience. This can illustrate how well your pupils have progressed in English and is fun for all, as well as an excellent PR opportunity for your college.
Our fantastic workshops & shows
Available as a Workshop or Evening Show, Little Victorians is ideal for 1st year students.
Little Victorians is one of our extremely popular workshops focusing on the period during which Britain was reigned by Queen Victoria (1837-1901). It is a historically based workshop where students will be asked to act out the roles of poor children who lived throughout the industrial revolution. English literature threads its way through Little Victorians. Scenes are inspired by the literary works of Charles Dickens, Charles Kingsley and other Victorian writers, with actual accounts from real Victorian children living during this period also included.
As with the Little Victorians workshop, literary works of renowned Victorian writers as well as real accounts from Victorian children inspires this evening show performance. Before your eyes, students are briefed by our professional actors, before taking the stage where they will transform into actors and perform the play, depicting the life and times of poor Victorian children.
Our professional actors conduct and facilitate our drama workshops, suitable for all age groups. Each one is tailor-made for different groups and teamwork is strongly encouraged. Students will take part in dynamic exercises, which lead to individual and group trust and confidence building. Then comes a journey, for each of the teams, by working together and using their newly learned skills and their imagination, to devise and present their own piece of work to the other teams.
For years 3+, this workshop has been designed to promote an understanding and appreciation of the life, times and works of William Shakespeare.
Through Interactive Shakespearian drama, we aim to demystify Elizabethan language, demonstrate the relevance of Shakespeare’s stories in today’s world and the magic and beauty of his poetry. All students gain practical experience and the chance to examine Tudor living, Elizabethan manners and the background in which Shakespeare plays and sonnets are set.
The works of Shakespeare thread their way through this Interactive Workshop. It gives the students a chance to appreciate why so many fall “In Love With Shakespeare”.
Available usually as an Evening Show but can be available as a workshop for all age groups, students perform this classic tale of two young, star-crossed lovers. However, this is Shakespeare the fun, Fogg way!
Our evening performances of Romeo & Juliet display your colleges special commitment to teaching English in a positive, upbeat environment. Performances are in the same format as the Little Victorians Evening show and are fun for students and parents.
A very poignant and memorable experience for your students.
They will go to the recruitment office, march off to war, cheering and waving flags.
They become a trenching party, go `over the top`, have to pee on their hankies, and end up in Craiglockhart Military Hospital, blinded by gas.
The deeply moving poetry of the Great War is read by your students and highlights all of these experiences.
In order for the show to work, we must be able to use our smoke machine! This produces water vapour which simulates smoke.
As actors, we are constantly going for interviews, we call them auditions. Consequently, we teach these techniques to your students.
At the end of each school year, thousands of students leave school with the same qualifications. So, the deciding factor in securing a good job is often the interview. The School Leavers Workshop helps the student focus on the salient aspects of the interview, concentrating on presentation skills. The students learn to present themselves advantageously. We give the students the tools to help them to succeed at interviews.
Our professional actors conduct and facilitate the workshop. The group is encouraged to work together. They will take part in dynamic and fun exercises, which lead to the students gaining the confidence to approach an interview situation with the skills necessary to present themselves to their best advantage.
Students gain confidence in interviews for all job types.
For all ages, this workshop is designed for the students that are more practically minded. Focusing on teamwork, trust, communication, and practical skills, the workshops can be modified to suit the needs of the students.
Our popular Teacher’s Workshop caters for all teachers, regardless of department or level of English.
In this workshop you will have an opportunity to work together, in a creative, structured environment to develop and strengthen team unity, communication, trust, and empathy.
Why should the students have all the fun!
Phileas Fogg’s English Showcases are designed to complement your school’s Open Day or Open Evening, promoting your school to potential students and their parents. One Showcase presents short, interactive excerpts from our very popular workshop, Little Victorians, as part of your school’s Open Evening.
All Phileas Fogg performances are educational, interactive and fun. Our professional actors conduct and facilitate the show. Students, potential students and the audience are encouraged to work harmoniously together. Educational information is woven into each Showcase.
It is not only fun but also educational. Everyone is encouraged to take part!
Benefits to your School:
- The school is positively promoted to parents, potential students and the media.
- The audience witnesses entertaining, educational drama, in English.
- The school demonstrates that it is a centre of English-speaking excellence.
- The school’s investment and commitment to spoken English is recognised by the audience.
- The school is promoted as an establishment where learning can be enjoyable yet focused on relevant educational advancement.
- After seeing the showcase, pupils and parents leave full of enthusiasm.
This workshop provides an introduction to English which is fun, educational, and totally interactive, whilst building confidence in listening and speaking in younger students.
Available as a Workshop or Evening Show and designed for years 7 & 8, this will provide fun, laughter and entertainment for students and parents. The story of Peter Pan is ageless and loved by all. Under the careful guidance of our highly experienced actors, students will create this magical story and most importantly perform it all in English!
It is a wonderful opportunity to ‘show off’ your students, your department and your college, great for PR.