TrestleTheatre / News / Thu 01 Oct 2015

The Yarico Education Programme

The Yarico Education Programme

‘…The slave trade is probably one of the biggest blights in the history of this sceptered isle and is something that is very rarely mentioned. That has all changed now with…“Yarico” a powerfully emotional story of love and betrayal in the 17c.’ – London Theatre 1

A NEW offer from Trestle Theatre Company including:

– Interactive workshops
– A professional performance presentation
– High quality educational resources
– Brand new mask sets

Yarico is the true story of an 17c. Amerindian woman who saved the life of a British merchant; after falling in love and sailing to Barbados, he sold her into slavery. The issues within the story include ideological and theatrical exploration of ‘being enslaved’ in both historical and contemporary contexts, culturally diverse relationships and the power of music as a tool for expression in response to adversity.

In partnership with Yarico Productions the project, supported by digital engagement, celebrates Black History and aims to reach diverse communities and participants, focusing on cross departmental collaborations.

Curriculum Links:

Themes include devised theatre, ‘living in the wider world’, ‘tolerance and respect’, ‘social, historical and contextual’ elements of ‘past and contemporary culture’ (PHSE Non-Stat). With specific focus on embedded, metacognitive and integrated learning processes through creating links to the wider curriculum.

Across 2015/16 Spec AQA, Edexcel, OCR:
GCSE Citizenship
KS3 Religious Studies
KS3 History
KS3 English
KS3/4/GCSE Drama
AS/A Level Performance Studies
BTEC Performing Arts

Book a Workshop

The educational programme is available either in full or part at your school/organisation.

To discuss your requirements e: t: 01727 850 950

For more information visit

News Location

Trestle Arts Base

Russet Drive
St Albans

Telephone: 01727 850 950

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