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GIVING STUDENTS A FRONT ROW SEAT

ReadThrough is an engaging, live online workshop service. We provide professional readings of plays and prose adaptations designed to improve the comprehension of exam-body texts for all students.

ABOUT US

 

ReadThrough was born out of the new and challenging landscape created by Covid-19. Students have had their studies severely disrupted and their access to theatre and live performance cut off. We want to plug this gap and make sure this experience is not entirely lost.

 

We are a group of professionals from theatre, film and TV assembled by Moya Productions. We passionately believe that one of the best ways to access texts is to see them performed.

 

ReadThrough offers a live version of exam texts whose performance is designed to enrich the learning process and foster a deeper understanding of themes and context. In so doing we aim to enhance any student’s ability to answer exam questions with nuance and thought. We are opening our contact books and will bring the finest acting talents into your school. Your students will undoubtedly be learning from the best talent the UK has to offer. Credits of actors used to date include: Harry Potter & the Cursed Child (Palace Theatre), An Inspector Calls (UK Tour), The Tempest (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Being Human (BBC Three), Twelve Angry Men (Garrick Theatre), Toast of London (Channel 4), Trying (Apple TV+), Cuckoo (BBC Three). You never know who you might get!

 

We believe that for too long many students have not been able to participate in this way of learning, that live performance has been reserved for the privileged few and those geographically positioned close to theatre. This is a chance to level the playing field and to deliver ReadThrough’s services to every child studying English or Drama in every school across the UK.

 

We have gratefully received initial funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, however we are still looking for further funding so that we can reach every student in the UK. 

WHAT WE DO

 

 

ReadThrough brings some of Britain’s biggest performance talent into your classroom. We deliver live versions of curriculum texts to give in-depth insight and broaden understanding of themes, context and characterization.

 

We offer two distinct packages:

 

A full ReadThrough’s of a curriculum text with a Q&A after.

 

A lesson length workshop on specific scenes or passages with much more time for in-depth discussion and pupil participation. This is often most useful as a series of sessions spread over multiple lessons scheduled to suit your timetable.

 

We also, subject to interest, can bring in leading academics to do mini lectures and Q&A’s on specific texts relevant to your students learning. We are here to support students through the difficult educational journey created by the pandemic. We seek find new ways of enriching and enhancing education whilst making sure that no student is left behind.

HOW IT WORKS

 

Just get in touch with us. Tell us what texts the students are studying and what kind of package you are interested in.

 

We can then tailor the service to best suit your needs.

 

Once we have settled on times and dates we will run the session via Microsoft Teams, Zoom or your preference of conferencing platform. If you have specific themes or characters etc you want us to concentrate on we can do this.

 

We request that there is a teacher present with us to help encourage participation from the students but we can run the session.

 

It doesn’t matter if you don’t have budget to allocate for a ReadThrough, we are actively engaged in finding funding so that we can bring our service to every school that needs us. So please get in touch and we will see how we can best help you. We believe it’s not a service, but a disservice, if it doesn’t serve all.

EVENTS

                                       BOOKING FOR THIS EVENT HAS NOW CLOSED

TEACHERS! THE LINK HAS NOW BEEN SENT TO SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESSES. PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL IF YOU CANNOT FIND IT.

 
Othello, William Shakespeare
7th May, 4.30 – 7pm

(You must book your places by 6:30pm on Thursday 6th May)

We are delighted to announce a very special performance of William Shakespeare’s Othello starring Harriet Walter,  Jade Anouka, Esther Smith, Remmie Milner, Guy Paul, Tori Allen-Martin, Edward Franklin & Alasdair Buchan

The performance will be around 2 hours long with a short Q&A after. This reading is designed for GCSE & A Level Students.

Please note that this ReadThrough is for students and teachers only.

IMPORTANT: You can only book seats for this event as a staff member with an official school email address. This is to comply with our safeguarding policy and also a combination of performance rights and funding stipulations that we need to adhere to in order to make these ReadThroughs a reality.

If you are a parent and you would like your child to attend this ReadThrough  please contact their school and ask them to book on to the event. Hopefully they will encourage other students to join as well!

If you are a permanent home schooler (i.e. not just because of Covid) please email seatsplease@wearereadthrough.com with a GCSE entry paper etc or some educational proof and your booking request.

CONTACT US

 
Please don’t use this form to request seats for Othello. 
 
If you would like to enquire about workshops please fill in the form below with the name of your school, what texts you are studying and if you have any funding in place already and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

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SUPPORTERS

 ReadThrough has been made possible through the generous support of 
 

Celia Thompson, Roddy Peters, Cressida Binks, Donal Kerrigan, Yvette Bent, Lavinia Dargie, Philip Hanson, Leslie Kendall, Charlie Hookway, Corey Johnson, Joe Lycett, Jennifer Bottomley, Alice Bateman, Nicola Underwood, Pat Key, Helen Bygraves, Mark Smith, Tauni Lanier, Sara Curnock Cook, Kate Clark, Alicia Meinertzhagen, Hannah, Hil Beavan, Paul Hewitt, Wyndham Albery, Helen Brocklebank, Jenny Beavan, David Charles and Peter Bevan.