SHOWS FOR TEENAGERS AND ADULTS

Optical effect from 'Senses', a show for teenagers and adults

The shows on offer at the moment

Our shows for teenagers and adults are highly interactive, with audience participation throughout.

They’re for both native speakers and for students with a minimum English level of B1.  We grade the language we use in the performances according to the audience.

These are not your normal ‘sit-down-and-watch’ show; they involve a high level of audience participation.  This could take the form of coming up on stage as a volunteer, making a soundscape, playing a role, or even some simple improvisation.  The shows are never the same twice!  Unfortunately, they’re not suitable for online performance.

Prices depend on various factors, such as how many shows you book, whether they’re on the same day, and how far we have to travel. There’s a sliding scale; we offer discounts for more than one show.  So please contact us for more information.

NB.  Storytelling sessions are all we can offer at the moment in terms of online shows for teenagers & adults, as audience participation is key in the others.

Theatre of the Mind: Mentalism

A series of fascinating experiments that defy rational explanation, this show is a ‘batiburrillo’ of stories, mentalist ‘magic’, and anecdotes to activate your mind.  Performed in the manner of an intensive interactive listening exercise, it consists of games of logical persuasion and suggestion that play with our perception. 

Age: 13 +
Duration: 80 – 90 mins
Level: B1 +
Linguistic content: Vocabulary relative to the mind and perception.

Requirements: A whiteboard/blackboard and a table/desk.

Extras:  The price includes a pdf file with a list of vocabulary (for pre-teaching or as consolidation), plus reading material about the contents of the show.

Audience participation in 'Theatre of the Mind'
How the ear works, from 'Senses'

Theatre of the Mind: The Senses

A blend of interactive storytelling and mentalist ‘magic’, this cross-curricular show is similar to an interactive listening exercise with intriguing visual clues. 

Age: 13 +
Duration:
60 – 90 mins
Level:
B1 +
Linguistic content: 
Vocabulary relative to the senses, etc.

Requirements: A whiteboard/blackboard and a table/desk. If possible, students sat in a horseshoe shape.

Extras:  The price includes a pdf file with a list of vocabulary (for pre-teaching or as consolidation), plus reading material about the contents of the show.

Storytelling

Stories have been used to educate, engage, and motivate audiences for centuries.  They don’t just enhance listening skills and put language into context,  but also act as a hook to help us remember facts and events.  Nothing is more interesting than a well-told story, and ours range from personal childhood stories to historical world events, traditional folk stories and even ghost stories!

Age: 13 +
Duration:
60 mins
Level:
B1 +
Linguistic content:
This will depend on the stories told.     

Extras:  The price includes a pdf file with a list of vocabulary (for pre-teaching or as consolidation), plus project ideas and suggested materials for further reading or viewing.

Requirements:  A whiteboard/blackboard.    

John doing storytelling for adults
Opening scene of the Shakespeare show for teenagers and adults

Shakespeare: The Missing Years!

From 1586 to 1592, nobody really knows where Shakespeare was or what he was doing.  This mystery has baffled academics for years, but now Bat-i-Burrillo reveal all!  Find out how Shakespeare got the inspiration for his plays by leaving London, being shipwrecked, and collaborating with Miguel de Cervantes!

Age: 13 +
Duration:
50 – 60 mins
Level:
B1 +
Linguistic content:
Wide range of structures & vocabulary

Notes: This show for teenagers and adults is a good example of how language and contents have been scaled up from the children’s version.  It also includes lots of light-hearted historical & literary references.

Requirements:  Minimum space of 10 m².  If outside, or in theatre or large auditorium, a sound system.  We can provide one, so would just need access to power sockets & extension leads.

Manu, the Mind-Reading Monkey

Prepare to be amazed by Manu, a telepathic monkey from deepest, darkest Peru!

Age: 13 +
Duration: 25 – 30 mins
Level: B1 +
Linguistic content: Revision of the basics (instructions, daily activities, parts of the body, colours, letters & numbers), modal verbs of deduction, narrative tenses.

Requirements:  None.

Notes:  This children’s show has also been upgraded for an older audience in terms of content, language and speed of delivery, and has been very popular in secondary schools.

Mindreading show for teenagers in a secondary school