Plested and Brown are a professional theatre company who devise, write and perform comedy. Their ideas come from improvisation and script writing which through rehearsals, are developed and explored.

Plested and Brown are offering a range of workshops, which aim to tackle a range of issues and skills, which frequently come up for Drama students and Teachers. In addition to these workshops and working closely with teachers, Plested and Brown can devise bespoke workshops to deal with specific issues. After each workshop, pupils will receive back up notes to remind them of what they have done.

Ideally we like to run 3 hour workshops. If this were not possible within your school timetable, we would adapt the workshop to your needs and time scale. We need a large empty room/hall with a few chairs, a couple of tables and a CD player. We will bring music, props hats, paper and pens, masks etc.

For more information about specific workshops please contact us.


The Trainers 

Amanda worked as Trestle Theatre Company's Education and Outreach officer for 7 years, and still runs their summer youth programme. She has extensive experience teaching on all levels - from primary schools to Universities. She has worked with youth, community and Special Needs groups all over the country and abroad. She has written and developed theme and issue based workshops for Trestle, and has created over 50 shows for young people. She set up the Young Peoples' Drama Centre in Hertfordshire 15 years ago, and with 150 pupils, it is still going strong today!


Clare trained with John Wright at Middlesex University and an improvisation troupe in New York. She has been teaching and running comedy and improvisation workshops for children and adults across the country for over six years. She has also run business training workshops in South Africa and Egypt.


Adam trained with John Wright and Kevin Tomlinson at Middlesex University and has been teaching drama since 1996. He has run physical theatre classes at Reading University and regularly improvisation workshops in colleges in the South East. Adam has also lead business training workshops in India and Germany.