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Quicksilver Children's Theatre Education

Primary Voices

Practical Playwriting for Year 6 Children

Primary Voices is Quicksilver's exciting playwriting programme that makes children hungry for writing plays and creating narrative.

Quicksilver sends a theatre director and actors into the classroom to help the children to understand that writing has a purpose, and to reveal to them the power they have as writers. Primary Voices can raise attainment in literacy -

"You cannot imagine the enjoyment and excitement of these Year Six pupils. Usually it is so difficult to motivate and keep a theme running with these teenagers who think they have outgrown the primary school but these pupils had grins as big as four years olds at Christmas time. In the SATs at Year 6 in 2006 our Writing results were better than our Reading results.

I have no hesitation in commending Primary Voices as a way of supporting the school to achieve expected standards of attainment" Head Teacher London E8


  • Project Director - Carey English
  • Showcase Directors - Carey English & Guy Holland
  • With Thanks To - John Lloyd

Primary Voices Showcase Actors To Date:

  • Babatude Aleshe
  • Tigger Blaize
  • Tyrone James
  • Anna Maria Nabirye
  • Dan Pott
  • Rose Urguhart
  • Ayesha Antoine
  • Nick Oshikanlu
  • Sydney Smith

Press and Quotes

"I'll be honest. When I agreed to come and see the plays I thought I was in for an afternoon of childish stuff. Instead you've given us polished works of imagination, fantasy and humour." Sir Arnold Wesker

"Primary Voices was, amongst its other attributes, a first class showcase for the talents of those actors. We certainly saw plenty of Real Acting in a whole range of moods from hilarity to tragedy often in the same play, all beautifully handled." Susan Elkin, The Stage, 2009


  • Hackey/Islington Schools (2008), Arcola Theatre, London.
  • Hackney Schools (2009), Arcola Theatre, London.
  • Camden Schools (2009/10), The New Diorama, London.



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