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New Management from January 2020

We are very excited to announce that from January 2020 Direct Theatre will be under the new management of former pupil and teaching assistant of 10 years Tiffany Hannam-Daniels and administration of Deborah Daniels.

We are very honoured that Peter and Juliette trust us to carry on the amazing work they have created over the last 20 years and hope to do them proud!

Watch this space for more exciting updates!

Direct Theatre Team

Autumn Term 2019

Both our Senior and Junior youth theatre groups will begin the term with our usual mix of fun, games and acting technique. We will be working towards end of term performances to friends and family to be staged at the end of November.

  • First Class: Thursday 12th September 2019
  • Half Term: No class on Thursday 31st October 2019
  • Last Class: Thursday 28th November 2019

We’re looking forward to welcoming back our regular students and we do have a few spaces available for new joiners. If you would like to come along and find out what we do please get in touch.

Summer Term 2019

Following the success of our main productions in March, our Summer Term will kick off with a bang on Thursday the 2nd of May 2019. This term both our junior and senior groups will be working towards a live comedy improv show which will take place in June.

We are looking forward to a term full of fun, laughter and spontaneous comedy action.

  • First Class: Thursday 2nd May 2019
  • Half Term: No class on Thursday 30th May 2019
  • Last Class: Thursday 11th July 2019

We’re looking forward to welcoming back our regular students and we do have a few spaces available for new joiners. If you would like to come along and find out what we do please get in touch.

2018 Improv Shows

In June 2018 we put on two Improv shows with our Junior and Senior Youth Theatre groups. Below are a few pictures from our performances, see if you can spot your kids!

2018 Main Productions

This year we are staging two original productions ‘Revolting Tales from Childhood’ and ‘Daniel’. Details of the productions are below and we look forward to welcoming friends and family to see our talented young performers take the stage.

‘Revolting Tales from Childhood’ (Junior Youth Theatre)

Growing up is a tricky business. Most children are delightful. Occasionally you come across a child who is truly revolting. And truly revolting children are revolting all the time.

Meet Spoilt Samuel, Adorable Annabella, and the other Revolting children in a selection of tales full of fun, naughtiness and despicable antics.

Our specially written play pays homage to Roald Dhal and David Walliams as we journey into the world of childhood with all its tears and tantrums.

Revolting Tales from Childhood
Sunday 25th February
De La Salle Theatre, St. Peter’s School, St. Catherine’s Road, Southbourne
Box Office 01202 416507
Adults £8.50, Children £6.50


‘Daniel’ (Senior Youth Theatre)

‘Daniel’ is a brand new play devised by Direct Theatre School, developed from the thoughts, feelings, ideas and real-life experiences of our senior youth theatre group. The play explores the transition from childhood to the teenage world, through the eyes of ‘Daniel’ a young person who is struggling to negotiate his way through the complex process of growing up.

Ensemble, physical theatre and humour all combine in this poignant, funny and thought provoking production.


Thursday 8th March
Shelley Theatre, Boscombe Manor
Box Office 01202 413600
Adults £8.50, Children £6.50
Booking fee of £1 per transaction