About the Company

 
STORYTELLING, DRAMA EVENTS,
AUTHOR VISITS AND LITERACY WORKSHOPS IN SCHOOLS
 
ENRICHING THE CURRICULUM AND SUPPORTING LITERACY
 
New from September 2017!
'Tales of Odysseus'
A thrilling new version for Y4 - Y6. More information here.
 
'Intext Performance provides a range and quality of work for schools that no other theatre company delivers.' Head Teacher, Lumley Junior School
 
 
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'The best stories ever!' - Ringwood Junior School
'A must have.' - George Heriot's School, Edinburgh
'Enchanting' - Sunninghill School, Dorchester '
 
'My son wouldn't pick up a book before your visit, and now he can't put yours down! Thank you for introducing him to reading.'
- Parent and teacher at Portsmouth Grammar School
 
Intext Performance's director and main performer is Chris Connaughton, an actor with over 30 years' experience in all forms of theatre, television and radio. He now writes and produces work for young audiences as well as being the author of the 'Beltheron' series of fantasy novels for 9 year olds and upwards. The Beltheron books are available to buy  here.

 

This year Intext Performance is delighted to celebrate 20 years of high quality professional theatre and storytelling in schools. Since 1997 the company has produced more than 25 different story sessions mixing traditional tales and original writing, and 9 new plays based on classic texts. Many of these have been accompanied by literacy workshops. These link a number of curriculum areas. This year there is an added focus on raising boys' achievement in literacy, speaking and listening.

  
You can book visitscontact us for more information, or buy books, on this site, and you can also visit and like the Intext Performance Facebook page where you will find new pictures and articles, discounted offers, and links to educational and children's theatre news.
 
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 Charles Dickens' classic story 'The Signalman' available for Y5 and upwards.