International Women’s Day came a few days later and we have had a brilliant time delivering workshops led by inspiring women of history. We were thrilled to be invited to the Museum of Oxford with our Roman workshop, led by the ferocious Celtic warrior Boudicca, and what a hit these sessions were! We received some fabulous feedback from the Museum:
‘A huge thank you to The Drama Hut for a fantastic workshop yesterday: It’s not every day we are lucky enough to host an Iceni warrior.’ Feedback from the children and adults who took part was equally enthusiastic, “It was fabulous, fun and educational all in one!” In response to the question ‘What was your favourite part?’ guests wrote “All of it”.
The group were taught how to march like the Roman army, create shield formations, learn some Latin and even explore the importance of the Roman Gods. Below is a picture of actor Natale, dressed as Boudicca, note the blue war paint (woad) upon her face, a tactic used by Celts to identify allies in battle but also used as a scare tactic in war! We are sure she gave some guests at the museum a bit of a scare!