We have put some of our fantastic teaching ideas into print for you to use when planning and teaching your classes or courses.



This collection of brand new monologues, duologues and scenes is aimed at teachers of speech and drama, as well as primary school teachers and stage schools. All the material in this collection is based on Kipling’s The Jungle Book – which means that your group of children can study the story together, and work on a group presentation, before selecting a solo or duologue piece to perform for a speech and drama exam or a drama festival.

As well as the scripts, this book also contains a large number of games and exercises covering movement, communication and imagination. This easy-to-use volume is all you need to plan and teach a course of classes themed around The Jungle Book.

Poetry for Performance

An Anthology for
Speech and Drama Teachers

This collection of previously unpublished poems is aimed at teachers of Speech and Drama, as well as parents and children who enjoy reading poetry out loud. We have selected the poems especially because they are ideal for performance.

The poems are conveniently divided into age groups (poems for 6–10-year-olds, poems for 10–14-year-olds, poems for performers aged 14 and over) and are perfect for speech and drama exams, festivals and verse speaking competitions, as well as for classroom study.

This anthology also contains a selection of modern sonnets – ideal for LAMDA Grade 7 Verse and Prose exams. With a wide range of styles and subject matter, Poetry For Performance offers something for everyone.


Games and exercises for teachers preparing students for LAMDA exams

This book accompanies the LAMDA Acting Anthology, Volume 3, which contains all of the scenes that were set for LAMDA Acting exams at Grades 1–5 from 2014–2019. Many teachers will now want to use these set scenes as own-choice pieces for LAMDA Exams or for festival performances or auditions. This book will be an invaluable resource in the teaching and rehearsal room.

For each Level 1 (Grades 1–3) solo scene and duologue scene, this book provides a two-page chapter of teaching ideas. These ideas include group and solo work and range from voice and movement exercises, character studies, improvisations and themed games to research tasks, creative writing and art projects.

This book also covers essential acting skills and contains a wealth of general advice on teaching drama to children. As such, it will be of huge value to any teacher, not only those whose students will be working on one of the set scenes it covers.

This volume of Acting Exams: A Teacher’s Guide provides resources for teachers preparing students to perform one of the Level 1 (Grades 1–3) set pieces from the LAMDA Acting Anthology, Volume 3 (2014–2019). Kerry Woods (consultant editor) is a teacher, performer, writer and examiner.

Please note that from September 2019, a new LAMDA Acting Anthology (Volume 4) contains the set scenes for LAMDA Acting Exams, Grades 1–5.

This publication is not affiliated with or endorsed by The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).

We have prepared a range of resources and materials which support the teaching ideas covered in the book. These materials include:

  • original source texts for scenes in the Acting Anthology adapted from novels that are no longer in copyright;
  • worksheets and handouts for use in class;
  • ideas for exercises and games;
  • links to useful web sites.

Wherever in the book the symbol above appears in the margin, you can find relevant supporting material on the resources page:

Teacher Packs for Children aged 5-10 years

(Note that you can vary cast size by doubling or splitting characters.)

The Playing Space has created a range of fantastic Drama Teacher Resource Packs. Each pack follows a theme and provides all you need to teach a holiday workshop or a course of weekly drama classes.

Each pack costs £49 and includes:

  • Three copies of the whole script (not to be photocopied);
  • Photocopiable handouts of each child’s lines to take home and learn;
  • A handy summary of the story to tell your children;
  • A workbook of activities that link with the theme, including physical games, vocal exercises and activities to stimulate the imagination;
  • A list of songs and tunes that work well with the games – these can easily be downloaded from iTunes;
  • Advice and ideas about casting, staging and props;
  • The right to use the materials and perform the script as many times as you wish.
Cast sizeLength of play (approx.)
The Jungle Book10–2015 mins
Peter Pan10–2015 mins
The Velveteen Rabbit7–1410 mins
The Wishing Chair10–1515 mins
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz10–2018 mins
The Wind in the Willows8–1512 mins
Winnie-the-Pooh8–1012 mins
Please note that it is forbidden to pass any materials to other teachers.