"Clear and concise ways to devise with great facilitators – really engaging"
Eliza Kyriakides
Colchester Teacher Training Consortium

"TalkShow’s devising session was full of ideas that I can use with students. It was very practical, fast-paced and thoroughly enjoyable"
Leo Cox
Head of Performing Arts, Ormiston Sudbury Academy

"TalkShow structure the devising process so it is not so daunting. The strategies allow students to hone in on broad ideas and be more creative"
Amelia Lennox
Drama Teacher, Notley High School

Devising Unlocked is TalkShow’s unique CPD programme for secondary drama teachers.

Teachers will learn concrete devising strategies to create highly visual material with inventive use of space.

Devising Unlocked gives teachers new tools to generate material based on stimulus and develop and structure a performance, all guided by TalkShow artists with over 15 years of experience devising with young people and leading teacher CPD internationally.

Next Devising Unlocked Session:

Tuesday 21st February 2023
Ormiston Academy Sudbury
Tudor Rd Sudbury, CO10 1NW
£50 per teacher


The Sessions

The Sessions will:

  • Draw on TalkShow’s inventive use of image and space
  • Give teachers a wide range devising tools to use with students
  • Offer teachers tools for structuring and developing a devising process
  • Demonstrate how to create and develop material quickly, from a single stimulus
  • Inspire and reinvigorate the teacher’s own creativity
  • Provide you with session plans and digital resources

We offer three types of high impact, one-off session for teachers:

  • 2 hours (twilight workshop)
  • Half day
  • Full day

Please see our Requirements & Booking PDF information sheet if your school might be interested in hosting a Devising Unlocked CPD session.

Session Leaders

Sessions are led by Clare Dunn & Stu Barter (TalkShow co-artistic directors).

Clare and Stu’s 18-year education practice includes extensive directing and devising work at secondary and undergraduate level, as well as international creative teacher CPD. They have worked with Glyndebourne Youth Opera, Reading University, V&A Museum, Rose Bruford College, Oxford School of Drama, Derby Theatre, Artis Foundation (UK and South Korea), New Wimbledon Theatre, V&A Museum, The Lowry Young Company, Central School of Speech and Drama, Sevenoaks School and Kent Academies Network.

Outside of TalkShow’s 10-year history they have collaborated with artists such as Gecko, Dante or Die, Fast Familiar, Tall Stories, Dead Centre, Victoria Melody, Quiconque, Compagnie Le Passe-Muraille (France), One Tenth Human and New Writing South.