Does Cinderella Have to Have Blonde Hair?, our cross-curriculum schools project that uses play, improvisation and storytelling to challenge stereotypes, is back!
This year, we’re working with Year 3 classes at Rhyl Primary School in Camden, London over the course of six weeks, using a traditional fairytale as our initial jumping off point. We'll work in our usual Idiot fashion to fire up students' imaginations and give them the tools to create their own stories, building towards a performance for other year groups at the end of the project. The project has been designed to complement and enhance curriculum-based learning around literacy, oracy and PSHE.
Does Cinderella Have to Have Blonde Hair? is generously supported by the Chapman Charitable Trust.
Does Cinderella Have to Have Blonde Hair?
25 apr, 2018 - 06 jun, 2018
16 jan, 2018 - 27 feb, 2018
Heads Will Roll - a programme of events
03 oct, 2016 - 27 nov, 2016
Told by an Idiot ran a 2 week residency with Hijinx, who work with actors with learning disabilities. The production ran at Unity Festival, Wales Millennium Centre. Click here for more information.
Cabaret of Blood - Hijinx Residency
29 jun, 2016 - 30 jun, 2016
I Am Thomas - a programme of events
19 feb, 2016 - 30 apr, 2016
A digital project with young people from Coventry, UK and Johannesburg, SA, jointly led by Well Worn and Told by an Idiot.
01 aug, 2015 - 30 nov, 2015
A Taught by an Idiot radio project in association with RADA, working with third year students and producer Jeremy Mortimer to record one of our scripts from 2003.
Continuing our 21st birthday celebrations in 2014 and our ongoing relationship with RADA, this summer we worked with third year students from RADA and radio producer Jeremy Mortimer to record for the first time one of our scripts that was developed through improvisation. We revisited our 2003 production 'I'm A Fool To Want You' (inspired by Boris Vian) to experiment with transposing this highly physical semi-improvised piece to the medium of radio. Here is the result; we hope you enjoy it. Click HERE to listen!
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The Sound Of Surprise
29 jul, 2014 - 30 jul, 2014
Associate Idiot Justin Audibert directs year two rep students from Fourth Monkey Training Company as part of their Marlowe Season. Performance dates 12-28 March 2014.
Dr Faustus is a lauded physician, a renowned scholar, an unparalleled thinker of her time, and completely bored out of her skull. Her hunger for something deeper pushes her towards demons, sorcerers and the inevitable devil’s pact: ultimate power for the ultimate sacrifice. Fourth Monkey Theatre Company bring contemporary grit to Marlowe’s classic tale in a play that challenges moral dogma and asks the audience: was it preventable? And was it worth it? Part of the Marlowe450 festival, celebrating 450 years since the birth of the acclaimed playwright and namesake of the theatre – with three new interpretations of Christopher Marlowe’s classic works.
The Jew of Malta with Fourth Monkey
27 jan, 2014 - 20 mar, 2014
Supported by the Foyle Foundation the company was in residence at the Unity Theatre Liverpool, Salisbury Playhouse and the Young Vic with a programme of related events.
My Perfect Mind Creative Residencies
05 mar, 2013 - 13 apr, 2013
Created by the Barbican, with Told by an Idiot as their artistic partners for the project’s pilot year, the Barbican Box is filled with ingredients and provocations for creating 'Idiot' theatre.
20 sep, 2011 - 18 jul, 2012
Whilst in Helsinki with A Midsumemr Night's Dream, the Idiots ran school's workshops with the actors and a two day masterclass with director John Wright.
19 aug, 2012 - 20 aug, 2012
In association with RADA, Paul Hunter directed third year RADA students in Divine Words by Ramon Maria del Valle-Inclan.
06 mar, 2012 - 10 mar, 2012
An intergenerational project taking a group of 20 participants ranging from 14 - 60 and bring them together create an Idiot inspired piece of theatre.
On Second Thoughts I'll Dance With The Cows Till You Come Home
06 jan, 2012 - 06 feb, 2012
Supported by the Foyle Foundation the company took up residency at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Barbican and Brighton Festival alongside their tour of And The Horse You Rode In On.
10 jan, 2011 - 15 may, 2011
Six Seeds was a new play by Bryony Lavery based around the Greek myths which was performed in twenty different primary schools across London.