Tudor Time Travellers

The Tudor Time Travellers project is run by our two Elizabethan characters, Rosie and Walter. We recommend the day starts with a performance of either “Don’t Mess With Bess!” or “What-ho Henry!”. The plays explore the life and times of Elizabeth I or  Henry VIII and the Tudor period.

Then choose from any of the following workshops for the whole class:-

  • A Jester Workshop– A workshop for the budding Tudor Jester.
  • A Dance Workshop– How did the rich and poor enjoy themselves? Why by dancing of course. A tumultuous Branle for the poor and a sedate Pavane for the rich. What Fun!!
  • Tudor Games – Using Brueghel’s ‘Children’s Games’ as inspiration the games of the rich and poor are tried, tested and improved!
  • Hot-seating – The two characters will sit in front of your classes and answer questions about the times and the people as if they knew them all intimately.

Educational Aims 

During the project the children will be encouraged to ;-

  • Empathise with the events and people of the Tudor period.
  • Develop their communication and language skills.
  • Create and develop their own ideas to use in performance.
  • Use their imagination.
  • Co-operate with, respect and listen to, their peers.
  • Experiment with new physical skills.
  • Investigate social and religious aspects of the period