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!

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NEW! Splendid's Online Brecht CPD
Joining our 'Devising Political Theatre' CPD from the summer is October's 'Practical Guide to Bertolt Brecht' - available to stream from our website right now!

A Practical Guide to Bertolt Brecht Online CPD - £20 for 30 day rental


Join Splendid’s Artistic Director, Kerry Frampton back in the corner of the Splendid office (with a soundtrack of central-Lewisham police sirens) for a 72-minute edit of the live online session delivered in October 2020.

For nearly twenty years, Splendid Productions have been creating theatre in a structure pioneered by German dramatist and poet, Bertolt Brecht. In this online CPD session Kerry shares her insights into performing and teaching this style – interpreting techniques that are often characterised as complex, dogmatic and overly serious, and using them to create energetic, entertaining, provocative political theatre that speaks urgently to our present time.

The session includes:

  • An exploration of key concepts
  • Demystifying terminology including dialectics, montage, archetypes, gestus and verfremdungs
  • Practical approaches to test out the theory
  • Devising and creating Brecht-inspired work
  • Three bonus Brechtian techniques not covered in GCSE and A-level

The film is available to rent for £20 for 30 days' access from our website, or combine with our other rentals - more Splendid, less money... see below for details.

Splendid Streaming Resources SPECIAL OFFER!

Can't get enough Splendid streaming? Rent more, save more with our special streaming offer: rent any 2 of our streaming titles 'Splendid Style: Being Splendid', 'Devising Political Theatre online CPD' or 'Practical Guide to Brecht online CPD' and save £5. Rent all 3 and save £10! (Discounts are applied automatically during checkout.)

Get renting now!

Splendid Style: Being Splendid
£35 for 1yr rental
Watch the trailer below



A totally Splendid illustrated 1 hour introduction to the fundamentals of the theatrical style of Splendid Productions: SPLENDID STYLE.

Splendid’s  Kerry Frampton presents this unique homemade handmade film exploring the range of theatrical principles and techniques that define Splendid’s work.

Find out more and stream right now from splendidshop.online

Devising Political Theatre Online CPD
£20 for 30 day rental
Watch the trailer below



A Continuing Professional Development session for teachers of drama and theatre practitioners, this is a 64-minute edit combining two live online sessions delivered by Splendid’s Artistic Director, Kerry Frampton in July 2020.

Find out more and stream right now from splendidshop.online

Sleeping Trees and Splendid Productions present a unique Christmas Living-Room Adventure

We are delighted to announce a special Christmas streaming collaboration with our friends the Sleeping Trees: The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington.

Last Christmas, Splendid's Kerry Frampton directed multi-roling comedy masters Sleeping Trees in their hit pantomime 'Goldilocks & the Three Musketeers' at Battersea Arts Centre. All year we've been keeping our fingers crossed that we could do another live pantomime this Christmas. Sadly this hasn't been possible, so instead Splendid and the Trees have teamed up to create a brand new original family comedy mash-up Christmas film.

The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington, directed by Kerry and co-written by Splendid's Ben Hales, conjures a world of tall ships, evil rats and gigantic whales using only three foolish men and the contents of one ordinary house...

Mayor of London, Dick Whittington is turning on the Christmas lights of London for the very first time. But when a giant white whale swims into the Thames and swallows Santa Claus whole, Dick, his trusty sidekick Cat and a host of fairytale favourites must embark on a quest to stop Christmas being ruined forever. 

Join the Sleeping Trees on this at-home adventure where sofas become boats, wooden spoons become swords and your imagination will take you on a magical expedition like no other.

With talking rats, cats, original music and plenty of chances to join in, The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington is an unmissable festive treat for the whole family this Christmas.

The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington is a pre-recorded film available to stream throughout December 2020.

Pre-book your ticket here: https://bit.ly/3lclvvU 

UBU tour extended to April 2021

Now that our monstrously entertaining pandemical production, UBU, has started successfully performing in schools, we’ve decided to extend our tour schedule, and we are now taking bookings all the way through to April 2021.

The production is a distance-friendly two-hander featuring Splendid veterans Kerry Frampton and Scott Smith. It’s an hour-long creative adaptation based on Alfred Jarry’s plays about his character UBU, a diabolical power-obsessed grotesque who, despite a complete lack of ability, aptitude or humanity always seems to end up dominating society…

The self-contained production works in any space and doesn’t require additional lighting or sound, and is available to book with or without accompanying practical workshops – and comes with a comprehensive risk assessment! Sessions are priced from £600+VAT.

Full details, including provisional theatre dates are here, or you can book now using our handy all-in-one online form.

WORKSHOPS BACK IN SCHOOL

Our usual range of practitioner and technique-based workshops (including practitioner work, text, devising, and all-new Clown workshops) are available to book for in-person sessions.

These will be led by a single practitioner and can be adapted to adhere to all distancing guidelines including distanced group-work. (Please note it may not be possible to deliver more specialised content in some areas.)

Under the circumstances, group size is restricted to a maximum of 20 (subject to school policies).

We offer 3hr and 6hr sessions:
Half Day (3hrs) - £230+VAT (shorter sessions are possible but this is our minimum session price)
Full Day (6hrs) - £380+VAT (this can be split into 2x3hr or 3x2hr sessions)

WORKSHOP BOOKING INFORMATION
Please register your interest using the ONLINE FORM. We will do our best to make workshops available in all areas of the UK, but this can’t always be guaranteed. Additional travel costs may be added depending on journey times.

WORKSHOPS ONLINE

During lockdown we have successfully led live theory-based and Q&A sessions online via video-conferencing services. We are hoping to extend our online workshops to include practical work led by an online practitioner. Timings, participant-numbers and session length is flexible.

ONLINE WORKSHOP BOOKING INFORMATION
If you’d be interested in a bespoke online session, let us know using the ONLINE FORM. We will price sessions individually depending on content and duration.

Free Splendid streaming video for DVD buyers

In the light of worldwide school closures due to COVID-19, we have decided to extend access to our collection of filmed performances available to stream online at vimeo.com.

We’re aware that many teachers are planning remote lessons with students, and to assist anyone using Splendid for schemes of work (or anyone who wants students to enjoy some great theatre!), for the next few months we are offering free access to watch our productions online to everyone who has purchased a DVD, along with online access to our education packs. This includes our new production of Dr Faustus, which is now available on DVD and to rent on Vimeo.

If you own a Splendid DVD and you’d like a Vimeo access code for you and your students, please email ben@splendidproductions.co.uk for full details. There is more detailed information about this offer, and resources orders in general at the Splendid Shop. Please note Vimeo on-demand is not compatible with all devices.

The standard Vimeo rental service is also available, and we have temporarily increased the rental period from 24hrs to 30 days - a whole month for a tiny £7.50!

We’re happy to say that our full range of teaching resources is still available, and we are using the unexpected hiatus to create some new Splendid material.

As a creative company working in the education sector, we’re extremely sympathetic to everyone whose practice and livelihood has been affected by the outbreak. We’re very grateful to everyone who continues to support our work, if there’s anything we can do to support yours, please let us know.

Dr Faustus joins our vimeo streaming collection

Last year's production of Dr Faustus joins Splendid's marvellous selection of productions-on-film: on-demand, on the internet at vimeo.com.

Our adaptations of The Trial, Medea, Everyman, Woyzeck, Antigone, The Odyssey, Macbeth, Metamorphosis, The Oresteia and Dr Faustus are now available to rent for instant viewing on computers, mobiles, tablets and smart TVs.

The rental period is currently 30 days for £7.50, available worldwide, and includes our bonus rehearsal footage and audio commentary features.

Enjoy our ten-minute Splendid introduction 'We are Splendid Productions' below, or head to Splendid's vimeo channel to watch trailers for individual titles, or just binge-watch all ten shows in a row! (A free vimeo account is required for rentals.)

DVDs, scripts, teacher packs and mind maps are still available as always from the Splendid Shop.

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