We are passionate about theatre!
Splendid Productions is a theatre company and an education company. We create challenging, vibrant theatre for young people, and we provide expert training in all areas of drama from Practitioner theory to Presentation skills.
Since we began in 2003, we have gained an excellent reputation for both the inventiveness of our performances and the clarity of our teaching. We’re a small company and our priority is providing consistent, high-quality work for a growing band of regular clients. We’d love for you to be one of them!
Oh yes it is! Splendid's first panto - Get your tickets now!
We are extremely excited to announce our first ever newly-devised pantomime!
The panto features a professional cast of six (featuring several Splendid regulars including Kerry Frampton as Sheriff of Nottingham) supported by some tremendous student performers from Stantonbury Campus. We highly recommend this as a performance to see for live review, for those studying Pantomime, or indeed for practitioner techniques in action - expect direct address, multi-roling, cross-gender casting, use of songs, incredible stage combat skills and exemplary woodland-creature acting!
We will be producing a Pantomime Education Pack to accompany the production. There are matinee performances available both in and out of term time, again please contact the box office on 01908 324466 for the best school rates. Robin Hood is suitable for all ages.
Metamorphosis sells out in schools, tickets still available in theatres
We've had a great response for this year's production of Metamorphosis, so thank you very much to everyone who got in touch.
All our dates for in-school performances are now SOLD OUT across Autumn and Spring - follow this link to find out how to add yourself to our waiting list in case of cancellations.
However, you can still buy tickets for all performances of Metamorphosis in the theatres listed below - click on a venue to visit their website, but please be aware the best prices for group tickets may only be available by calling the box offices.
Ticket prices from £12/£10. Prices may vary where booking fees apply (Lowry £15.50/£13.50 inc booking Quarry £12.50/£10.5). Group rates are available, please contact theatres for details.
New Mind Maps: Macbeth, Shakespeare and Elizabethan Theatre
This year, we have added three brand new titles to add to our selection of unique theatrical Mind Maps: Macbeth, Shakespeare, and Elizabethan Theatre.
Researched, compiled and drawn by Splendid’s Mum, Kerry Frampton, these beautiful, fact-packed theatre-gasms are a comprehensive overview of play, playwright and period.
New workshops: Verbatim/Documentary Theatre, Max Stafford-Clark and Directorial Approaches
We’re now offering a new workshop programme with our regular director and practitioner Matt Wilde.
Matt was Associate Director of Out of Joint theatre company, and has first-hand experience of creating verbatim theatre with Max Stafford-Clark, David Hare and Robin Soans, having worked on the original productions of 'The Permanent Way', 'Stuff Happens' and 'A State Affair'.
He is available now for the following workshops:
Study Splendid Productions with OCR and AQA
Splendid's Artistic Director Kerry Frampton has contributed to the recently published AQA GCSE Drama book. That's right, we're in an actual textbook!
In an interview with the author Annie Fox, Kerry discusses many of Splendid's devising processes including choice of stimulus, design, problem-solving and handy tips for creating theatre (eg "Taking something complex and then communicating it in a complex way just makes the audience hate you").
Other exam-board-endorsed Splendid material includes the Splendid Topic Exploration pack created for OCR - you can read it right now using this link: OCR Splendid Exploration Pack (PDF).
Various boards will allow students to study us as 'influential practitioners'. If you'd like a living, breathing 'influential practitioner' to come and deliver a workshop, just let us know.