Cyrano open air theatre weald and downland museum

Cyrano – Workshops for Schools

Specially adapted school performance of Cyrano, with accompanying workshops, at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

A promenade adaptation, with music, of Edmond Rostand’s play Cyrano, which will be performed around the medieval market place of the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum.

Each pupil will participate in two 45 minute workshops:
‘Everyday Life in the 17th Century’ led by the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum & “21st Century vs 17th Century” led by The Company. They will then watch the promenade version of Cyrano.

Arrival: 10am
Workshops: 10.30am -12pm
Lunch: 12 – 12.45pm
Cyrano: 12.45 for 1pm start
Departure: 2.15pm

Dates 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 30 June 2016

Suitable for pupils in Year 5-8.

Transport You will need to provide transport to & from the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum for the students (possible £300 support from the South Downs National Park Authority for coach transport, check your eligibility at  or email [email protected]

Cost £6.50 per student for the day
(subsidised fee due to support from ACE, SDNPA and Museum)

Everyday life in 17th century.
Working as detectives and historians what can you deduce about everyday life for normal people during the 17th century? The workshop will involved exploring different areas of the museum and analysing information you find. Topics we’ll consider include housing conditions, food and clothing.

21st Century vs. 17th Century. An entertaining 45 minute drama workshop based on perceptions of ways of life & customs in 21st Century compared to those of the 17th Century, with special emphasis on how we view ourselves.  The students will be working with actors, musicians, a professional director & the youth team leader from the Chichester Festival Theatre.

For further information or to book contact 01243 811459 [email protected]