After Dark's workshop sessions for schools are now available. For details of the session, booking and costs please see below.
Outline of Session
It is the evening of April 18 1912. As survivors of the Titanic leave the Carpathia, they are mobbed by the press, eager for the story of a lifetime.
As time is precious, the journalists must work effectively. Every question asked must be well thought out, clearly articulated and relevant, if they are to write successful accounts for the early editions.
Two members of After Dark appear in role as Titanic survivors. Pupils form teams of journalists to interview them, and work with the information to produce newspaper articles. One actor plays a Titanic survivor, while the other assists the team in articulating their questions.
The activity is introduced by actors playing a journalist interviewing a Titanic survivor. Effective and ineffective interviews are modelled, and pupils identify and discuss differences. Also, the interviews demonstrate how survivors' accounts might vary substantially. .
Opportunities are built in to find out about life on the Titanic, including
• contrasting experiences of first class and steerage passengers
• dining on board the Titanic
• the disaster, and the reactions of passengers and crew
• exploring passenger lists, and creating characters
Booking After Dark
The cost of a half-day session (2 actors) is £180 plus travel.
To book a session with After Dark, or to find out more, please visit www.afterdarkentertainment.co.uk or contact
Helen on 07912410104