Drama Club

Drama Club

The Drama Club has given schoolchildren and students the opportunity to work with professional English-speaking actors in a professional setting. It has followed different formats over the course of its history, and a new chapter is opening this year.

With a focus on increasing participants’ appreciation of theatre and its role in their lives, the Drama Club will meet regularly. Every second meeting, participants will attend a theatrical production in and around Frankfurt, usually though perhaps not exclusively, in English, after which they will get together to discuss the production and its impact on them personally. A pedagogue from The English Theatre Frankfurt will provide some direction in appreciating the production, guidance that will vary from one show to the next.

During the other meetings, participants will come together at The English Theatre Frankfurt to experience theatre games and exercises directed by a pedagogue and, once again, with the aim of increasing their appreciation of the performer’s craft. Toward the end of the academic year, participants will create their own scenes and perform them for each other, under the direction and guidance of our pedagogues.

Regular participation is designed to help Drama Club members understand the rigor, training and stamina professionals bring to the art form and to enjoy theatrical productions more thoroughly and profoundly.

Membership in the Drama Club itself is free and open to all persons aged 14 and over! Members pay for their own show tickets but enjoy the opportunity of group discounts thanks to the club. Bear in mind that joining a post-show discussion means being out until at least 11:00 pm on occasion. Members also pay a small fee of €5 per person for meetings at the English Theatre Frankfurt to reimburse the pedagogues for their preparation and commitment.

To join, please contact education@english-theatre.de

Please note: The Drama Club is on hiatus during the 2017-2018 season. Please contact the Education department after the summer holidays if you are interested in participating in the new season.

Alice in Wonderland

History of productions:

2004/05 : P.Shaffer, „Equus“
2005/06 : R.John, „Living With Lady Macbeth“
2006/07: Musical „OLIVER!”
2007/08: W. Shakespeare, „Romeo and Juliet“
2008/09: Musical „Little Shop of Horrors“
2009/10: Huxley, “Brave new World”
2010/11: Musical “Fiddler on the Roof”
2011/12: Musical “Threepenny Opera”
2012/13: Arthur Miller “The Crucible”
2013/14: Musical “The Black Rider”
2014/15: Musical “Alice in Wonderland”
2015/16 : R.John, „Living With Lady Macbeth“

SHOCKHEADED PETER
(Struwwelpeter)

The ‘junk opera’ inspired by Heinrich Hoffmann’s The Struwwelpeter

Created by Julian Bleach, Anthony Cairns, Graeme Gilmour, Tamzin Griffin and Jo Pocock with music by the Tiger Lillies (Adrian Huge, Martyn Jacques and Adrian Stout).

15th June – 3rdJuly 2020

Anything to me is sweeter than to see Shock-headed Peter.

Inspired by the mid-19th century Struwwelpeter stories of Heinrich Hoffmann, a Frankfurt ‘medical man of the lunatic asylum’, who wrote and illustrated The Struwwelpeter (ShockHeaded Peter) because he couldn’t find anything on the shelves to fire the imagination of his children. These, like the Grimm stories, recount vivid nightmares of children who behaved badly and paid the price, such as Johnny Head-in-air, who never looks where he’s going; Conrad, who won’t leave off sucking his thumbs; Harriet, a fiend for playing with matches; and Augustus, who forever cries “take that nasty soup away!” Riotously original and funny, Shockheaded Peter is a delightful musical in which the hilariously horrible fates that befall naughty children everywhere are brought to darkly comedic life.

Das Jugendstück “Shockheaded Peter” basiert auf dem von Heinrich Hoffmann im 19. Jahrhundert für seine Kinder verfassten Buch „Der Struwwelpeter“. Ähnlich wie die Märchen der Brüder Grimm beschreibt der Frankfurter „Mediziner aus der psychiatrischen Klinik“ in seinen Geschichten lebhafte Kinderalpträume. Da taucht dann Hans Guck-in-die-Luft auf, der einfach nicht schauen mag, wohin er geht; oder Conrad mit seinen Daumen im Mund, oder Harriett mit ihren Strichhölzern, oder der Suppenkasper, der keine Suppe mehr essen mag.

Zügellos, originell und komisch warnt „Shockheaded Peter“ungezogene Kinder auf der ganzen Welt vordem schrecklichen Schicksal, das bösen Kinder bevorsteht.

 

„BÖSE“ KINDER – Junge Darsteller für Struwwelpeter gesucht!
Casting am English Theatre Frankfurt

Für diese DramaClub-Produktion suchen wir euch! Wir casten nach 9 Darstellern im Alter von 10 – 12 Jahren und weiteren 9 im Alter von 18 – 24 Jahren, die Bühnenerfahrung haben, gut singen können und mit der englischen Sprache vertraut sind.

Bewerbungen können bis zum 5. Juli 2019 direkt beim English Theatre unter folgender Adresse eingereicht werden: mail@english-theatre.de

Das Casting findet nach den Sommerferien am 7./8. September 2019 statt, ab Februar 2020 wird es wöchentliche Proben geben, vom 15. – 19. Juni 2020 geht es in die Endproben für die SHOCKHEADED PETER Premiere am 20. Juni. Bis zum 2. Juli wird es dann insgesamt 10 Vorstellungen geben.