Prom-Prom delivers a range of practical workshops related to the material we produce. We can also provide extended workshops or residencies on a variety of themes tailored to your needs.
In this 45 minute-1 hour workshop, Uncle Tacko! shows you the basics of animation with different styles of puppet – glove puppets, finger puppets, even mechanical puppets. A hands-on and hands-in experience! This is suitable for anyone who wants to try-out different puppets. For families and children aged 6+. Maximum of 20 per session.
Uncle Tacko! & his boy ‘Sergeant Spike’ show you how to bash your brother or sister without hurting them! A practical, participatory workshop, with demonstrations. All equipment provided – you just need a towel for the custard pie routine! A 1 hour workshop, ideal for groups of up to 20, aged 11+
Street Theatre workshop
Suitable for older children (aged 16+), this practical workshop is designed to provide a start in how to perform outdoors to the general public. It is a 2 hour session, the last part of which is performing to the general public!
Illustrated Public Talks
Each talk lasts 1 hour, with 10 minutes for Q&A. Suitable for adults and families – the talk can be tailored for the ability and awareness of the group.
A lecture demonstration about the history of seaside entertainment with Tony Lidington: what is the British seaside? How did it come about? What are the origins of the seaside pierrot troupe and concert party…and how modern pop music and comedy are rooted in these very British Artforms.
Suitable for ages 11+, with original archive material, data- projected imagery and live 78 gramophone music…there’s even the chance to singalong! A CD of seaside entertainment is available for sale too.
Where does pantomime come from? What makes a pantomime? Why is this peculiarly British style of show so successful? See our Pantomime page to see the depth of Tony Lidington’s experience in this specialised field.
The origins of moving pictures… Raree men, peepshows, waxworks, magic lanterns and the bioscope. This is the story of how storytelling evolved from the showman’s banter to the mass medium of cinema, television and now the digital age… and how things haven’t really changed at all!
Victorian and Edwardian Entertainments
The real roots of contemporary British popular culture. A lecture-demonstration on music hall, minstrel troupes, concert parties, pantomime, circus, Punch & Judy from one of the country’s most exciting purveyors of British performance heritage.
We also offer workshops in:
Storytelling for early years
Storytelling for English as an Additional Language
Street Arts and Disability Arts