I Am Thomas - Taught by an Idiot
Alongside our tour of I Am Thomas, Told by an Idiot ran a programme of engagement and participation workshops and projects for young people at each venue.
Liverpool: Three day creative residency, 24th – 26th February
Salford: Creative workshop, 2nd March
Salisbury: Creative workshop, 9th March
Edinburgh: Three day creative residency, 6th – 8th April
Inverness: Creative workshop, 14th April
London: Three day creative residency, 13th – 15th April
Feedback from the workshops
“I thought it was a fantastic residency, made fantastic by a very enthusiastic group and supportive staff team. I thought the lead artist was fantastic and gained a real quick bond with the young people and recognised quickly how to achieve a positive outcome for the group”
“I just want to say how amazing the workshop was yesterday. Scarlett was absolutely brilliant, her friendly yet highly challenging approach and creative, open style had a huge impact on the students. Some of our students did work that I could imagine being part of their GCSE exam in a year's time! I am absolutely over the moon that the students had such a fantastic and memorable experience.”
“The students had a great time and really enjoyed the workshop. Unbelievably, only one of the group had ever been in the theatre before!”
“They thought Charlie was really funny, and said that they really liked the way they were treated like grown ups and not like kids.”
“Please can we do it again? I want another workshop!”
We also created a Resource Pack for schools, teachers and youth groups with games, exercises, activities, information on the show and historical context, designed to enable young people and students to explore the production creatively and in greater depth.
Click on the links below to download this pack as well as access other documents, videos, images and resources connected to the production.
I Am Thomas - rehearsing a song
I Am Thomas - warm up
'I Am Thomas - a brutal comedy with songs' - an introduction
I Am Thomas - 1970s football pundits
I Am Thomas rehearsals - flashback scene
Paul Hunter talks about the rehearsal process