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“It’s behind you! Oh no it isn’t!”: Research and Action on British Pantomime with Adam Walker

March 3, 2022

Multi Region Event: Asia & Europe

Booking Closed

Please note that this event is available to book in two regions. For more detailed time zone information, please see the ‘Important information’ section below and select your chosen region when you ‘Book now’.

About the workshop

“It’s behind you! Oh no it isn’t!”: Research and Action on British Pantomime

Workshop description
Participants will explore and uncover the historical context of British Pantomime. We’ll look at why it can be a very effective Research Presentation topic choice for learners and how to apply the conventions of the practice effectively to meet assessment criteria.

Learning outcomes

Participants will:

  • understand the context and conventions of British Pantomime
  • connect content and exploration to the presentation of research process
  • explore of a moment of theatre
  • receive examples and resources
  • have the opportunity to share and exchange personal resources

Target audience
Designed for teachers of courses requiring coursework asking students to research and practically explore unfamiliar theatre traditions. Open to any teacher of theatre and drama interested in learning more about British Pantomime.



About your workshop leader

Adam Walker
I trained in dance, drama and music at Birmingham and Warwick universities. I’m currently Head of Arts at the ISF Academy Hong Kong where I’ve lived for 13 years. I’ve directed countless productions of both student and community theatre from the streets of inner-city Birmingham to an inflatable upside down purple cow in Hong Kong.

I love working with new and exciting texts and combining these with movement-based experiences to create postmodern theatre with powerful messages. On the other side of the coin, I love clowning with the broad characters from British pantomime and tell as many double entendre jokes as possible.

I have been working in and with pantomimes for nearly 30 years as a performer, writer, director and producer both in the professional, amateur and student spheres.

Important information

Event coordinator
Sophie Galton:

Workshop timings

Region 1: Asia & Europe
Thursday 3rd March 2022
8:00 am – 9:30 am: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
9:00 am – 10:30 am: Central European Time (CET)
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Singapore Standard Time (SST)

Region 2 : Americas & Europe
Thursday 3rd March 2022
9:00 am – 10:30 am: Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Central European Time (CET)

The workshop will take place on Zoom.
Joining instructions will be emailed to participants 24 hours before the event.
Some familiarity with Google Drive, Google Docs etc. would be helpful, but is not a requirement.

Places are limited to 25 participants


The cost of this workshop is GBP £35 per person for ISTA members and GBP £40 per person for non members.

Please note that once booked and invoiced the registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable as per our event terms and conditions.

What to bring

Any materials shared with you prior to the workshop, such as the workbook. A notebook and pencil are always useful.

Space requirements
If possible, please try to have a small amount of space near to you for any practical work.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Asia & Europe

Starts on Thursday 03 March at 16:00
Finishes on Thursday 03 March at 17:30
(SST - Singapore Standard Time)


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