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!


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 DVD, script and education pack on sale now

We proudly present a selection of splendid teaching resources for our production of
Dr Faustus!

Filmed over two raucous performances at Greenwich Theatre in January, the DVD captures Splendid's chorus of Devils wooing the audience with the tragedy of Dr Faustus, a clever man who made a stupid deal... surely these twenty-first century humans are too smart to make the same mistake?

This multi-camera film is a detailed record of our new creative adaptation as a fully live performance, perfect for live review, or for close analysis of Splendid theatre in action - watch the trailer above for a flavour.

Also available is the illustrated production script, and our 40-page monster education pack covering all aspects of the production, its rehearsal and development, and the historical context of the play.

You can find full details and prices at the shop, or you can use the buttons below to order right away:

All about Dr Faustus

Splendid's splendid Splendid Mind Map!

Great news for fans of Splendid's unique selection of theatrical Mind Maps AND fans of Splendid's unique theatrical style: our new Splendid Productions Mind Map!

Designed for students working in a Splendid style or using Splendid as an influential practitioner (thank you, by the way!), the Splendid Productions Mind Map is a glorious pictorial explosion of theatrical techniques, artistic principles, practitioners and influences. The Splendid Productions Mind Map joins the brilliant range of theatrical Mind Maps researched and drawn by Splendid founder Kerry Frampton.

All 19 titles, covering theatre practitioners, techniques, history and individual plays are available now in A4, A3 and A2 sizes, all laminated for extra durability.

Find out more and order yours at the Splendid Shop.

The Oresteia joins our vimeo streaming collection

Last year's production of The Oresteia 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 and The Oresteia are now available to rent for instant viewing on computers, mobiles, tablets and smart TVs.

The rental period is 24hrs 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 nine 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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