'O she doth teach the torches to burn bright' Romeo and Juliet, Act 1, scene 5


Bright Torches, connects the classroom to the actor’s rehearsal room and delivers dynamic, fun, drama-based workshops. The workshops encourage personal, empathetic responses to stories, to characters, and to their dilemmas.

Bright Torches strives to reach all learners, to build collaboration, develop understanding of complex text and spark conversation.  

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Bright torches is founded by actor Tom Davey.  Tom trained at RADA and spent two years at the Royal Shakespeare Company playing lead roles. He still works regularly on stage and screen.

Over the last 14 years, alongside his acting work, Tom has worked as an
education practitioner, supporting theatre education programmes at the RSC, The Young Vic, Good Chance Theatre, London Shakespeare Workout Prison Project and, most notably, Shakespeare’s Globe where he was a learning consultant for many years.

He has worked with thousands of school children of all ages on Shakespeare’s plays as well as with students, teachers and professional actors. This work has taken him around the UK as well as California, New York, Brunei, Germany, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Malta
and China. He now lives in West Sussex with his wife and four boys. 

"It gave them the confidence to have their own opinions and to voice them with a rationale"

Sofia Dimoglou, English and Drama Teacher, Priory School Lewes.

"Really engaging and a fun way of learning through experience."

Primary School Teacher, Sussex University

"Absolutely inspirational. I can now go back to my classroom with a wealth of new ideas to pass on!"

Secondary CPD Participant

"Everything you do seems so well thought out and professional. Really Impressed!"

Primary School Teacher, 'The Walk' project