Devising in the Secondary Classroom

The Devising in the Secondary Classroom programme has been designed to give teachers and pupils studying GCSE and A Level Drama a foundation in creating devised theatre inspired by Complicité’s practice.

It begins with a full-day CPD for teachers wanting to develop their skills in teaching devised and physical theatre. This will be followed by a workshop for your students which will embed these skills into the students’ work at the start of their devising process.

The practices and techniques our Associates use in these workshops are taken directly from the Company’s work in rehearsal. The workshops are practical and engaging, focusing on devising and collaborating, risk-taking and experimentation. We will explore building an ensemble through physical training, teaching the importance of play and creating a shared visual language, which will begin to help your students shape and communicate the stories they want to tell.

Devising in the Secondary Classroom offer:

  • A full-day Teaching Devising CPD for teachers in September 2022. The day will explore movement, rhythm, space, games, improvisation, chorus and the ensemble in the context of teaching devising. The CPD will take place in London.
  • A 3 hour in-school workshop for your students led by an experienced Complicité Associate with a background of devising world-renowned theatre
  • Access to the online film of A Disappearing Number  with production Teacher Pack, and the documentary on Complicité Does A Level Drama

Price: Subsidised £350 per State School, full price £500 per Independent School
+ travel and accommodation if required.

The programme is for schools based in the UK. ​Our Devising programme is generously supported by John Lyon's Charity.

The Devising in the Secondary School programme for Autumn 2022 is now full.
If you would like to register your interest for a bespoke workshop please fill out this form or email with your inquiry.