What the Thunder Said

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The play | Pre-performance | Post-show | Synopsis

"The best resources for schools I have seen... I look forward to welcoming back Theatre Centre for many years to come!"

Oliver Laurenson-Gore, Education Officer, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

"It is hugely important to keep the ideas raised by the play alive, and to continue the conversation about violence with the children. Without talking about it and trying to understand it from the children’s point of view we have no chance of helping."

Dr Natasha Kirkham, Developmental Psychologist

The whiteboard friendly ideas and activities on this page are designed to deepen the experience of the performance and engage children in further exploration, discussion and creative work; they have been created to develop understanding in the areas of PSHE, SEAL and Literacy.


  • The synopsis allows students to recap on the narrative of the play.
  • Pre-performance drama/literacy plans will prepare the children to see the performance. These sessions will gently encourage children to consider emotions surrouding the witnessing of violent behaviour, drawing upon a popular story. 
  • Post performance resources extend the learning of the performance and encourage students to creatively explore the ideas of the play.

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