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Founder 

Arwen Burnett

I founded Dramatic Dreams seventeen years ago – initially as a way of earning money between acting jobs. I quickly realised that working with children and helping them to fulfil their social and academic potential through drama was far more rewarding. I also realised that drama was an amazing tool for children to be able to tap into for their confidence in other parts of life.


Over the past seventeen years I have worked hard with my fellow Dramatic Dreamers to create outstanding, inspiring workshops for primary school aged children.  I couldn’t be prouder of our testimonials from Head Teachers, class teachers and, of course, our greatest critics, the children.  We are now developing our secondary school programme and are working on GCSE and A-Level projects in secondary schools.  We are also delighted with the response from teenagers to our Presentation Skills Programme.

 

Our workshops are totally unique. We work very closely with head teachers, class teachers and SENCO co-ordinators, listening to what they feel the children need and then we create a programme.

 

We also direct and produce musicals for schools, as well, as our own holiday workshops, where we access many of London’s best performance spaces for the children: The Playground Theatre, The Tabard Theatre and The Riverside Studios. Directing children in plays is one of the parts of my job that I most enjoy. Watching a child grow into a character throughout the rehearsal process is truly wonderful.

Dramatic Dreamers

We employ professional actors and directors to run the workshops – all of whom are trained by us, are DBS checked and Equity members. All Dramatic Dreamers have a passion for working with young people – we really aim to feed their imagination through drama and help take plays from the written page and bring them to life. Some of our directors also work at The National Theatre and Royal Court. The calibre of our employees is incredibly high.

Testimonials

"Using Dramatic Dreams for the teachers PPA time is a fantastic way of ensuring the children are consolidating on what they have learnt in class as well as learning new skills."

Head Teacher 

London W6

"By the end of the project my pupils’ confidence in their ability to communicate, listen and capture their thoughts in writing had increased. This project was definitely a good investment.”

Sonia Rutherford

Head Teacher at ARK Oval

"I look forward to Wednesdays most. Because we have Dramatic Dreams. Drama helps me with my confidence."

Charlotte 

Pupil Aged 9