Cyclone Rep is a Cork-based professional Theatre-in-Education company. We provide audiences of children and young people with an exciting and multi-faceted theatrical experience that engages and entertains, enriches and educates. A cornerstone of the company’s approach is delivering work that addresses stakeholders expressed needs. This approach has been rewarded in the last five years with audience numbers growing from 1500 in 2010 to 25000 in 2015.
The company’s main focus to date has been to create and present accessible and fun theatrical experiences of Shakespearean texts for second-level students. This is achieved through a combination of performance and workshop.
In 2013, Cyclone Rep expanded the company’s repertoire and market with The Bullying Prevention Session Secondary version. The BPS evolved from stakeholder feedback and the company’s commitment to address social issues relevant to young Irish audiences. Given the unprecedented response, Cyclone Rep developed in 2014 their first show for primary schools, The Bullying Prevention Session Primary version.
Cyclone Rep endeavours to address the age-specific needs of our young audiences as well as supporting their teachers and schools with original resource materials. Feedback from the audience, teachers and schools also highlights the positive impact of Cyclone Rep’s work on young people.
Cyclone Rep continues to further its reputation for innovative work: performing and participating at educational conferences, e.g., Scenario Forum, INOTE - Irish National Teachers of English, and the National Parents’ Council (Post-Primary). Also, since the development of the BPS shows, Cyclone Rep is establishing links and connectedness with relevant national organisations in the Health and Education sectors.