Dorinda Hulton

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  • Dorinda has been Artistic Consultant to Theatre Alibi, UK, since 1989. This Exeter based company (Artistic Director Nikki Sved) is dedicated to creating contemporary story theatre for the broadest possible audience. It tours regionally and nationally and is funded by the Arts Council England (South West), Devon County Council, Exeter City Council and Plymouth City Council.
  • Dorinda is also regularly involved in writing and compiling the education packs and workshops that accompany Theatre Alibi’s performances for young people in the region, and on national tours. These resources are widely disseminated by Theatre Alibi, and on the web. 

Recent Theatre Alibi productions that Dorinda has developed the educational resources for include: 

  • Why the Whales Came (2001/2003/2004)
    Research questions addressed in educational resources relate to the development of skills in literacy with eight to thirteen year olds through the catalyst of story-theatre; the interpretation of narrative through different media; and the relationship of issues in the story to the PSE curriculum. Co-production with Plymouth, Theatre Royal. Commissioned by Sainsbury’s Checkout Theatre Award. Performance details: First tour: National tour to middle and small-scale public venues. 2001. Second re-mount: National tour 5th March 2003 – 30th June 2003. Third re-mount: five weeks performance at the Comedy Theatre, London. Press reviews of production include the Guardian, the Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Independent on Sunday. Seen by over 42,000 people.
    Press cuttings
  • Clockwork. (2001)
    Research questions addressed in educational resource relate to the development of skills in speaking, listening and literacy with five to twelve year olds through the catalyst of story-theatre. Performance details: Regional tour to 91 small-scale public venues and schools in Devon. Seen by 9599 children and adults. Three press reviews. Also reviewed in forty nine teachers’ reports and by South West Arts.
  • Teapot. (2002)
    Research questions addressed in educational resource include: how to encourage thinking skills with five to twelve year olds through the catalyst of story-theatre. Performance details: Regional tour of production to 100 small scale public venues and schools in Devon. Review in Times Educational Supplement.
  • Bonjour Bob (2005)
    Details as above.
  • How to Hug Trees (2006)
    Details as above.
    Press cuttings
  • The Crowstarver (2006)
    Research questions addressed in educational resource relate to the use of story-theatre as a catalyst for exploring other areas of the curriculum. Performance details: National tour to middle and large scale public venues. Seen by over 15,000 people.

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