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We are delighted to announce that booking is now open for our 2021/22 production tour of UBU!

This remarkable, distancing-friendly, two-handed production is a creative adaptation of Alfred Jarry’s Ubu plays, and features Kerry Frampton and Scott Smith in a hilarious, disturbing, disgusting exploration of power, exploitation and ambition as UBU, the world’s most dangerous prisoner, presents a highly theatrical account of his crimes.

The production is available for in-school performances with accompanying workshops, from September 2021 – March 2022 AND public performances in actual theatres throughout the tour.

Full details, including the tour schedule and workshop information is available at the production page, theatre dates are below, or you can get in touch right away with our online booking form.

UBU in theatres 2021/22

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Venue
Time
Tickets

Weds 22 September 2021

4.30pm / 7.00pm

quarrytheatre.org.uk / 01234 362337 – ON SALE NOW

Thurs 14 October 2021

7.00pm

bookings.guernseytickets.gg / 01481 225200 – ON SALE NOW

Tues 16 November 2021

4.30pm / 7.00pm

thelowry.com / 0343 208 6000 – ON SALE NOW

Tues 18 January 2022

4.30pm / 7.00pm

greenwichtheatre.org.uk / 020 8858 7755 – ON SALE NOW

Tues 1 March 2022

Pleasance, London

4.30pm / 7.00pm

TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON

Thurs 3 March 2022

2.30pm 

luckleyhouseschool.org/the-whitty-theatre / 0118 974 3247 – ON SALE NOW

Thurs 24 March 2022

7.00pm

theblaketheatre.org / 01600 719401 – ON SALE NOW

Splendid & Sleeping Trees reunite for panto fun

Ever wondered where Pantomime villains go at the end of the story?

They go to Goodie-versity: the institute for reformed baddies, where Headteachers Beast and Belle teach them to be good. This Christmas Eve, the baddie class of 2021 are just one day away from their Gooduation when, DISASTER STRIKES…  Someone has sent Beast to sleep and he won’t wake up! And without Beast, there can be no Gooduation day…

With nearly everyone a suspect, we’re going to need your help to crack this Christmas case! 


Regular Splendid collaborators Sleeping Trees return to Battersea Arts Centre with a brand new live family panto mash-up. Directed by Splendid’s Kerry Frampton and co-written by the Splendid Ben Hales, Sleeping Beauty & the Beast is the perfect theatrical Christmas feast!

The pantomime runs at Battersea Arts Centre in south London from 26 November – 30 December 2021. Tickets for this fully relaxed production are on sale now on a pay-what-you-can basis, and daytime performances for schools are scheduled up until the holidays – scroll down this page for more information.

Welcome to our updated website

We are very pleased to launch our updated website, which finally makes use of the full width of the internet (and hopefully works a bit better on phones!)

We’ve taken the opportunity to cram in more Splendidness than ever. We’ve got:

We hope you enjoy exploring our site. Please let us know if you have any problems accessing what you need.

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NEW at the Splendid Shop: Epic Theatre Mind Map

We present the latest of Kerry Frampton’s theatrical artworks, the EPIC THEATRE MIND MAP!

Explore the history, definition and techniques of this highly influential movement that has inspired practitioners from Brecht to Splendid.

The Epic Theatre Mind Map is available in three sizes: A4 (£12), A3 (£20) and A2 (£30), and can be ordered as part of our massively money-saving A4 & A3 4-pack offers at the Splendid Shop.

While you’re ordering your Epic Theatre Mind Map, why not pick up our new Performance Skills Top Tip Sheets? –  a set of four upright A4 mind map packed with useful advice on key areas of performance: Characterisation, Physicality, Vocality and Monologues.

Close-up section of Epic Theatre Mind Map

Stream Kerry’s FAQ for free!

On 9 February 2021, we hosted an online Q&A session with Splendid’s Artistic Director Kerry Frampton.

Over the years we have regularly received questions from students and teachers about the company’s origins and ethos, and so we took the opportunity for Kerry to respond to these frequently asked questions, starting from the very beginning.

The video – handily edited into bite-sized chunks – is now available to stream for free from the NEW Splendid Shop.

SPLENDID STREAMING TRAINING VIDEOS SPECIAL OFFER!

Can’t get enough Splendid streaming? Rent more, save more with our special streaming offer.

Rent any 2 of our streaming training titles ‘Splendid Style: Being Splendid‘, ‘Devising Political Theatre online CPD‘ or ‘Practical Guide to Brecht online CPDand save £5. Rent all 3 and save £10!

The discount is automatically calculated during checkout and applies to instant streaming access and access codes purchased for other users.

Please note: this offer only applies to rentals purchased in the same transaction. 

A4 & A3 size 4-pack discounts

Save money on A4-sized Mind Maps and Top Tip Sheets and A3-sized Mind Maps!

A4 Mind Map/Top Tip 4-pack: £40 (choose any 4 titles save £8 – combinations of Mind Maps and Top Tips are fine)
A3 Mind Map 4-pack: £70 (choose any 4 titles, save £10)

Scale up your discounts! Choose titles in multiples of 4 for best price, eg. buy 16 x A4 titles, save £40! 

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Prices

Production Resources

Beautiful production-based physical resources that arrive in the post!

Single DVDs: £35
Scripts: £15
Education Packs: £5 /£12

Special offer Production Super Packs (DVD, script & education pack by title): £55

Special offer DVD discounts: 2xDVD £60 / 3xDVD £85 / 4xDVD £110 / 5xDVD £140 / 6xDVD £160 / 7xDVD £180 / 8xDVD £195 / 9xDVD £210 / 10xDVD £230

Streaming production videos

High-definition films of our productions to watch online any time at vimeo.com:

£7.50 for 30 days’ access

Mind Maps

available in 3 sizes, laminated for extra protection

A4: £12  / A3: £20  / A2: £30

Performance Skills Top Tip Sheets

laminated, A4 size only

Special offer Mind Map 4-pack 

Any 4 x A4 Mind Maps and/or Tip Sheets: £40
Any 4 x A3 Mind Maps: £70

Splendid Streaming Training videos

Splendid Style: Being Splendid £35 for 1 year’s access

Online CPDs: £20 for 30 days’ access
Devising Political Theatre online CPD
Practical Guide to Bertolt Brecht online CPD

Special offer rent any 2 training video titles, save £5 – rent any 3 titles save £10

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