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London IB training - DP Theatre Category 1

October 4 - October 6, 2022

Booking Closed

Please note there is also a student TaPS Perspectives event alongside this workshop. Please see here for details.

About the training

Workshop goals
Category 1
This workshop is recommended for teachers of Theatre from schools which have taken the decision to apply to offer the Diploma programme or new or recently appointed Theatre teachers from IB World Schools.

Target audience
This workshop is recommended for teachers of Theatre from schools which have taken the decision to apply to offer the Diploma programme or new or recently appointed Theatre teachers from IB World Schools.

All teachers of the NEW DP Theatre course beginning in 2022 for cohorts graduating in May/November 2024.

Please note:
This workshop is scheduled at the same time as London (1) TaPS Perspectives so that it is possible for teachers to attend IB training while their students participate in TaPS.

Specialist workshop  & leader
All participants will take part in one specialist workshop.

Adrian Jackson
Adrian Jackson is ex- Artistic Director of Cardboard Citizens, a theatre company working particularly with homeless and ex-homeless people., he founded in 1991. He has directed some 30 productions for that company, including three co-productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Pericles, Timon of Athens, and Visible. Most recently he directed a new musical The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency, by Sarah Woods (and Heathcote Williams) for Coventry Belgrade Theatre as part of the City of Culture 20-21. He translated five books by Augusto Boal, with whom he collaborated many times, and has he taught the Theatre of the Oppressed in 20 countries across 4 continents.

All participants will attend two professional theatre performances.

Theatre performance #1: Dear Evan Hansen
Noel Coward Theatre
Date and time:
Tuesday 4th October 2022 at 7:30pm

About the performance


DEAR EVAN HANSEN is ‘the most vital and important musical of a generation’ (Daily Mail, Baz Bamigboye) with ‘a raw, relevant and exhilarating score’ (BBC Radio London, Jonathan Phang) from the songwriters of The Greatest Showman and La La Land.

A timely and timeless new musical about struggling to connect in a hyperconnected world, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the winner of 3 Olivier Awards for BEST NEW MUSICAL, BEST ORIGINAL SCORE and BEST ACTOR. It is also the winner of two WhatsOnStage Awards and a Critics’ Circle Theatre Award.

Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is ‘theatrical lightning. A true original, appealing directly to the heart’ (International New York Times, Matt Wolf).

Trigger warning
Please note that this show touches upon suicide, bullying and anxiety.

Website: Dear Evan Hansen 

Theatre performance #2: The Crucible
Venue: National Theatre
Date and time: Wednesday 5th October 2022 at 7:30pm

About the performance
Speak of the devil and he appears.

A witch hunt is beginning in Salem.

Raised to be seen and not heard, a group of young women suddenly find their words have a terrible power.

As a climate of fear spreads through the community, private vendettas fuel public accusations and soon the truth itself is on trial.

Arthur Miller’s gripping parable of power and its abuse returns in an urgent new staging by director Lyndsey Turner (Under Milk Wood, Top Girls).

Website: The Crucible

About your teacher workshop leader (TWL)

Fenella Kelly

Fenella Kelly is a master Drama teacher, Theatre principal examiner, educational consultant, dancer, musician and respected teacher trainer of Drama and Theatre (MYP, GCSE, A Level and IB Diploma) with over 30 years of experience in International Schools. She started out as a primary teacher, but the majority of her experience has been with MS/HS and DP students. She is an experienced director, devisor, choreographer, dance/theatre company member and events coordinator. She performs and teaches Kathakali dance theatre, which she has been studying since 2004. She has extensive experience of contemporary & Latin dances and plays the flute and saxophone.

Important information

Faraday House
48-51 Old Gloucester St.
United Kingdom

Venue Website

Event Manager
Helen Abbott

For participants
Registration is now open
Registration closes 24th August 2022

Workshop timings
The workshop begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, 4th October 2022 and ends at 3:00pm on Thursday, 6th October 2022.

Participants are expected to attend all sessions on all days.

Not sure which IB DP Theatre Category is right for you? Download this helpful guide here:

ISTA IB DP Theatre Training. All you need to know


Registration fees
ISTA Members – GBP £880
Non ISTA Members – GBP £940
T-Shirt – GBP £12

Total cost per participant
ISTA Members – GBP £892
Non ISTA Members – GBP £952

Please note
Fees include lunches and tea/coffee breaks daily and tickets for two theatre performances.
Any bookings or amendments taken in the six weeks prior to the workshop will incur an additional GBP £50 late booking/amendment surcharge, subject to availability.
Once booked and invoiced the registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable as per event terms and conditions.
Late registrants will not be able to order a t-shirt.

Travel & visas

Participants are advised to arrive in London by evening on Monday, 3rd October 2022 and should not plan to leave the venue until after the close of the final session at 3:00pm on Thursday, 6th October 2022.

Late arrivals and early departures will result in certificate of attendance not being issued.

Please note:
International travel should be planned accordingly.
Please ensure you have the correct visa to enter the UK and have checked entry requirements pertaining to UK COVID-19 regulations.
Participants are responsible for getting to and from the venue and theatre during the event.

Accommodation & meals

Participants will be asked to book and pay for their own hotel accommodation. We advise you choose accommodation close to Faraday House  (See google map on right side bar.)

Lunches and tea/coffee breaks are provided.

What to bring

What to bring
Current DP Theatre Course Guide (ask your IB coordinator to provide if you do not have it) .
Any materials shared with you prior to the workshop such as the workbook.
A notebook and pencil are always useful.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Tuesday 04 October at 09:00
Finishes on Thursday 06 October at 15:00
(Local Time)


Faraday House
48-51 Old Gloucester St.
United Kingdom


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