The Drama Geezers
Championing more drama in the classroom and at home.
The Drama Geezers are Simon Batchelor and Paul Andrew, two drama practitioners with a love of drama and a passion for working creatively with young people. They are passionate in the powerful impact men being playful can have on young children. The Drama Geezers want to break down the stereotype that men don't play.
Their projects allow all young people a chance to creatively express themselves through re-imagined learning, helping them to grow into confident communicators. They turn classrooms and homes into safe spaces where everyone can play, explore and learn together.
They are passionate about finding ways to make learning accessible and creative for all.
Meet the Geezers
Simon is a highly experienced Drama Practitioner. He has been devising and delivering a variety of creative learning programmes in schools, theatres and within the community since 2009. He works with people of all ages; from Early Years through to Higher Education Students and with teaching staff to embed the arts into their teaching practices.
He is also very proud to be a teacher on Channel 4’s BAFTA nominated and award winning documentary series ‘The Secret Life of 4 & 5 Year Olds’.
Paul is a Storyteller and Creative Facilitator who trained at East15 Drama School and graduated with a BA Hons in Community Theatre. He has experience working with young children of all abilities, disabilities and backgrounds, as well as ESOL speakers.
He holds an extensive skill set, including; puppetry, circus, stage combat, storytelling, Commedia-del-Arte, samba, fire breathing and devising as well as voice and movement training.