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TIE: History, RE, Drama, Citizenship, English- "The Maharajah and the Kohinoor"

Discussion in 'Drama and performing arts' started by ESCooper, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. I work for zeroculture and the Drum in Birmingham and am currently booking a national tour for a theatre in education play "The Maharajah and the Kohinoor". The play and accompanying workshop were developed during 2008-2009 and enjoyed a successful tour in the UK and US in 2010.
    I wonder if anyone can help? Based on audience feedback and demand through word of mouth we know the project has alot to offer to schools across the UK and it will be touring with dates available from 13th April to 31st October. The problem is how to make people aware of what we have to offer. We know everyone is struggling with budget cuts and have kept our costs as low as possible. It would be great to offer a system where schools in the same area can partner up to host the show on the same day (one am, one pm) for discounted prices.
    I have attached some info on the play and workshop below - would be great to hear from anyone who has any suggestions or interest in the project.
    We offer an hour long performance by four
    actors accompanied by a workshop tailored to the needs of your class
    from just £450. There will be a question and answer session following
    the preview for you to discuss booking performance and workshop
    opportunities. If you would like to book your place to attend a
    preview, book the show for your venue or have any further questions
    please email education@zeroculture.co.uk.

    The play "The Maharajah and the Kohinoor" is a dynamic, theatrical telling of one of
    the most illustrious episodes in British history. The Maharajah and the
    Kohinoor follows the story of Duleep Singh, Maharajah of Lahore and
    King of the Sikh Empire, who was deposed by the British as a child and
    sent to England. Not only was he separated from his mother, but also
    from his most prized possession - The Kohinoor, the world’s largest
    diamond, taken away from him to be included in the Crown Jewels.
    <font color="black"><font color="blue"></font></font>
    <font color="#0000ff">On
    arriving at the shores of England Duleep immediately became a court
    favourite of Queen Victoria. Encouraged by Her Majesty, the ex-Maharajah
    established solid relationships with the Royal family over the years.
    However, injustices and insincere intentions from the British
    establishment eventually drove him into the arms of exploitative
    meddlers who offered allegiance but left him isolated. He died penniless
    and alone in 1893.
    </font> <font color="black">Having
    been brought up by the English from a young age Duleep Singh is
    considered by many to be one of the first British Asians and his
    conversion from Sikhism to Christianity and back again makes the play
    relevant to many areas of the curriculum including Citizenship, History,
    Drama, English and RE.

    The accompanying workshop
    is aimed at KS2-3 and examines relationships of status, power, identity
    and symbolism in a historical, dramatic and religious context through
    explorative practical exercises in which the whole class is encouraged
    to participate and work collaboratively. The workshop can easily be
    adapted to older or younger students with prior notice. It is an ideal
    opportunity for KS2-3 pupils studying "The Victorians" or "World
    History", RE study of Sikhism and Christianity, and Citzenship
    curriculum upto KS4. The workshop and performance encourage pupils to
    consider the themes across subject disciplines and enhances speaking and
    listening skills in a non-classroom environment. Education packs are
    also available to schools wishing to incorporate the workshop and
    performance into a wider learning scheme.</font>
     
  2. I work for zeroculture and the Drum in Birmingham and am currently booking a national tour for a theatre in education play "The Maharajah and the Kohinoor". The play and accompanying workshop were developed during 2008-2009 and enjoyed a successful tour in the UK and US in 2010.
    I wonder if anyone can help? Based on audience feedback and demand through word of mouth we know the project has alot to offer to schools across the UK and it will be touring with dates available from 13th April to 31st October. The problem is how to make people aware of what we have to offer. We know everyone is struggling with budget cuts and have kept our costs as low as possible. It would be great to offer a system where schools in the same area can partner up to host the show on the same day (one am, one pm) for discounted prices.
    I have attached some info on the play and workshop below - would be great to hear from anyone who has any suggestions or interest in the project.
    We offer an hour long performance by four
    actors accompanied by a workshop tailored to the needs of your class
    from just &pound;450. There will be a question and answer session following
    the preview for you to discuss booking performance and workshop
    opportunities. If you would like to book your place to attend a
    preview, book the show for your venue or have any further questions
    please email education@zeroculture.co.uk.

    The play "The Maharajah and the Kohinoor" is a dynamic, theatrical telling of one of
    the most illustrious episodes in British history. The Maharajah and the
    Kohinoor follows the story of Duleep Singh, Maharajah of Lahore and
    King of the Sikh Empire, who was deposed by the British as a child and
    sent to England. Not only was he separated from his mother, but also
    from his most prized possession - The Kohinoor, the world&rsquo;s largest
    diamond, taken away from him to be included in the Crown Jewels.
    <font color="black"><font color="blue"></font></font>
    <font color="#0000ff">On
    arriving at the shores of England Duleep immediately became a court
    favourite of Queen Victoria. Encouraged by Her Majesty, the ex-Maharajah
    established solid relationships with the Royal family over the years.
    However, injustices and insincere intentions from the British
    establishment eventually drove him into the arms of exploitative
    meddlers who offered allegiance but left him isolated. He died penniless
    and alone in 1893.
    </font> <font color="black">Having
    been brought up by the English from a young age Duleep Singh is
    considered by many to be one of the first British Asians and his
    conversion from Sikhism to Christianity and back again makes the play
    relevant to many areas of the curriculum including Citizenship, History,
    Drama, English and RE.

    The accompanying workshop
    is aimed at KS2-3 and examines relationships of status, power, identity
    and symbolism in a historical, dramatic and religious context through
    explorative practical exercises in which the whole class is encouraged
    to participate and work collaboratively. The workshop can easily be
    adapted to older or younger students with prior notice. It is an ideal
    opportunity for KS2-3 pupils studying "The Victorians" or "World
    History", RE study of Sikhism and Christianity, and Citzenship
    curriculum upto KS4. The workshop and performance encourage pupils to
    consider the themes across subject disciplines and enhances speaking and
    listening skills in a non-classroom environment. Education packs are
    also available to schools wishing to incorporate the workshop and
    performance into a wider learning scheme.</font>
     

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