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.

Please contact us for further details

 

Puppetry workshop

Uncle, Wally & friend Uncle puppet workshop Puppet workshop

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.

 

Slapstick workshop

Timeless slapstick workshop with Uncle Tacko! & Spike Uncle Tacko! & Sergeant Spike - slapstick workshop for Just So Festival

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

Uncle Tacko on megaphone with family crowd

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.

Seaside Entertainment

The Pierrotters

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.

Pantomime

Dick Whittington opening scene

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.

 

Pre-cinema

Raree Man viewing device

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

Copy of Cruikshank 1 Monkey

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.


Other Workshops

We also offer workshops in:

Storytelling for early years

Storytelling for English as an Additional Language

Street Arts and Disability Arts

Please contact us for further details


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