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Theatre Phrases Everyone Should Know

From “break a leg” to “strike,” here’s what they mean and where they came from. The theatre truly has its own vocabulary. We have put together this list of crucial terms to help you better navigate the world of the stage and theatre history. While the list is not intended to be comprehensive, it will give […]

Best classic musicals to introduce children to

When you need a break from the usual rotation of animated family favourites, try introducing your children to some classic musicals! What’s great about these classic musicals is that, unlike many other classic films, they can be broad, funny, colourful and fast-paced enough to hold younger ones’ attentions. Even if they don’t sit still for […]

Films we’d like to see turned into musicals

In the last few decades there has been a huge boom in films turned into stage musicals, and for good reason. They can be prove hugely successful, whether they’re classic films, Disney favourites like The Lion King, Aladdin or Frozen, nostalgic throwbacks like Back to the Future or even more obscure independent films like Kinky […]

Isolation Resources for Parents and Children at Home

Schools across the UK are closed and many parents are now working from home. The official advice is to avoid leaving the house unnecessarily, but how to keep your children active and engaged with learning and the world around them? Most schools will be setting work to be completed from home. Jigsaw parents will soon […]

Jigsaw is a Club Hub Award Finalist!

The Club Hub award finalists for 2020 were announced on the 2nd March and we are proud to share that Jigsaw is nominated for ‘Digital Business of the Year’! This award, sponsored by Dorset Tech, recognises “someone who has shown they have the knowledge of anything digital (social media, websites, apps) to improve their business.” […]

What Can Parents Do About Internet Safety?

The 11th February 2020 is Safer Internet Day. The internet can be a great tool. For us at Jigsaw, it can be a great way of hearing about new shows, finding lyrics to sing along to our favourite songs, and keeping up with or sharing the great things Jigsaw students (and former students!) are up […]

Our Favourite Musicals of the Last 25 Years

Jigsaw is 25 years old this year! To celebrate, here are our picks for our favourite new musicals since 1995 (sorry Les Mis)!  As much as we love clever revivals of the classics and long-running blockbuster shows, there’s been a wave of great new musicals in the last two and a half decades…   Our […]

Jigsaw comes to Oxford!

The beautiful and historic city of Oxford will soon be home to a brand new Jigsaw school! We took the chance to ask Becky, the manager and franchisee of Jigsaw Oxford, all about her Jigsaw journey…   Jigsaw Oxford What sparked your interest in the Performing Arts? Old musicals! I am mad on them. I […]

Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools’ 2019 Year in Review

2019 was a fantastic year at Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools – we hope you’ve enjoyed your year too! In case you missed any of our exciting news, here’s Jigsaw’s 2019 year in review.   2019 Year in Review New schools  It was amazing to bring the joy of Jigsaw to so many new areas in […]

What’s it like to act in a panto?

One of our favourite times of year has arrived: panto season! When we heard that Jigsaw Bushey student Caelan had been cast in a professional pantomime, we couldn’t resist asking him a few questions about the experience. Tickets are available now for Peter Pan at the Watersmeet Theatre in Rickmansworth. The show runs from Thursday […]

Christmas Presents for Children who Love Performing

Holiday shopping is in full swing, but what to get for those children whose main interests are acting, singing and dancing? It can be hard to connect these interests with Christmas presents that the recipients will actually appreciate and enjoy. Hopefully our guide will help!   Christmas presents for children who love to perform Theatre […]

The 10 Games of Christmas

The 10 Games of Christmas We’ve made our list and checked it twice! Here are our top 10 Christmas games to keep you entertained over the holidays. Some Christmas games are fantastic for Christmas parties and other Christmas games are just great fun to keep children entertained at home. In true Christmas spirit, make sure […]