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I say, I say, I say

30/11/2017 12:49

This year we're proud to present (oh yes we are!) RobinHood - the panto, our first ever panto for the festive season. During this action-packed one hour show, the audience will set off on an adventure to rescue the beautiful Maid Marion from a clumsy (and rather snotty) Sheriff of Nottingham. Look out though - we're not sure this particular maiden needs saving!

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Developing skills for life

23/08/2017 10:41

At Pyjama Drama our emphasis is on role play and imagination, not performance. Although in many children we see the blossoming of a lifelong love of drama, we're not deliberately setting out to teach the children to be actors and performers. Drama, pretending and role play are some of the most instinctive things that children so has many, many benefits. At Pyjama Drama our emphasis is clear - developing skills for life!

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Child-led drama in three easy steps!

04/07/2017 13:36

4th July 2017

The seemingly boundless energy of a toddler or young child can tire even the most active of adults as they spill out into the world and through early childhood; first of all crawling, then cruising, toddling, walking then running, tumbling and exploring. The first year of a child’s life is a time of rapid and astonishing development, but it’s somewhere towards the end of a child’s second year that something truly magical happens – the imagination starts to unfold!

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Children are the same the world over

06/06/2016 14:05

6th June 2016

I've just arrived home after a whirlwind week in Malaysia where I delivered Pyjama Drama to over a hundred different children. Wow, what a week. The weather was glorious, the food divine and the people wonderfully welcoming, but it was my experience teaching the children of Penang that had the biggest impact. 

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The power to change lives

18/11/2014 18:21

18th November 2014

A mum recently told me that she spent months agonising whether to enroll her three year old in a Pyjama Drama class. Her best friend took her child and loved it, her daughter didn't go to preschool on the morning of the class and she was already looking for an activity for them to do together. So why the procrastination? ''I still have nightmares about my drama classes at school, ' the mum explained. ''I hated them. I was so shy and one day the teacher forced me to stand up in front of everyone and I couldn't stop shaking.

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We're on CBeebies radio!

08/04/2014 18:38

8th April 2014

We’re delighted to announce that the first episode of our new 10-part show for CBeebies Radio, ‘When I Grow Up’, will air on Saturday 12th April. 

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Once upon a time it was National Storytelling Week

03/02/2014 18:45

3rd February 2014

Everyone knows someone who is great at telling stories. Maybe it’s Granddad who can keep the family entertained for hours at a time or your best friend who can turn a random event into a rip-roaring story that has you in fits of laughter. But how often do we think of ourselves as storytellers, even though something we do every day? From meeting a friend for coffee and telling her about our busy week to rushing home from work to tell our partners about our day, telling stories is something we instinctively do, and without even noticing.

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Five reasons to love 2014

04/01/2014 18:47

4th January 2014

2013 has been a whirlwind; we’ve seen our thirtieth franchised area sold, performed at festivals and events throughout the country, and delivered the Pyjama Drama programme to literally thousands of children across the UK.

We’re even more excited about 2014 – here are just five of the reasons why we can’t wait for the coming year…

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Drama and dancing dragons and the Just So Festival

20/08/2013 18:52

20th August 2013

At the weekend, some of the Pyjama Drama team headed to Rode Hall Parkland in Cheshire to take part in Just So Festival, a fantastic even that has now been running for 4 years.

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Drama games for Chinese New Year

21/01/2013 14:37

24th January 2013

The nurseries and schools we work with are always looking for fun drama games to play with their children, and original music to support their curriculum. So we thought we’d put together a few simple ideas for Chinese New Year which starts on February 10th (you can play at home too!).

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