The Flying Fish Theatre



Performances for the young and young at heart

Our theatre plays are all written and performed in English and specially designed for each particular target group, in terms of themes and language level. The selected topics deal with everyday situations of teenage life today, as well as fantasy stories.

Written in accessible English, the students will experience a feeling of success in their understanding based on their previous foreign language development. With a series of “Aha experiences” the students learn with ease and fun, that foreign language acquisition is not only limited to the classroom, but can be a practical and living tool for everyday life. The themes addressed are their themes!

Furthermore the students get the possibility to have contact with theatre as a cultural medium, which is more often their first meeting, in addition to their better known worlds of new media such as computers, film, etc.

The experience is enhanced by direct contact to others, foreign culture and language, because our productions are made and offered exclusively by professional international artists.

The aim is to give the children the opportunity to experience theatre, the other culture, and the English language in everyday situations, and to participate in an artistic-creative, educational and fun happening, whilst at the same time boosting their self-confidence and foreign language knowledge.

Direct communication between the actors and the children plays a key role here. The performances offer an excellent possibility to bring a large number of children in direct contact with the original English language. Our professionally experienced, international, English-speaking actors bring our performances directly from the theatre stage into your school.

The open structure of our meeting also allows your students to come into direct contact with our actors after the performances. In optional podium discussions offered after the performances, naturally in English – about the play, the theatre, England or the actors … – the children expand their active linguistic abilities and can satisfy their curiosity. Furthermore these discussions are often catalysts for further debates and activities in the classroom.

With the acquisition of our CD-ROMs accompanying each individual theatre play, you can additionally secure the necessary and custom made exercise material for the classroom.