Who are Dave’n’Luke?

An aged man is but a paltry thing,
A tattered coat upon a stick, unless
Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing
For every tatter in its mortal dress…

(W B Yeats: ‘Sailing to Byzantium’)

David Gibson and Luke Prodromou first performed together in the 1980s as part of the Bits and Pieces Theatre Group and the Teachers and Students English Language Theatre Group, based at the British Council, Thessaloniki. These groups wrote and performed their own sketches in co-operation with students and also put on works from the modern British theatre repertoire (Pinter, Ayckbourn, Stoppard).

The group published a book of 10 sketches with exercises for the classroom (Bit and Pieces, Collins, 1988).

In August 2010, Dave and Luke re-formed as Dave’n’Luke and aimed to put on shows for students, teachers and the general public in co-operation with TESOL Macedonia-Thrace and the Disabled Access-Friendly Campaign, based in Thessaloniki.

Our aim is to entertain and instruct through the performance of accessible texts in English. We hope to encourage teachers to do drama activities with their students. Some of our work is designed to provoke discussion in the classroom (Me and Him, The Wheelchair etc) and to raise awareness of the world we live in.

We are available to perform for teachers associations in the private and public sectors, at ELT Conferences, for students and other groups where English is used as a lingua franca (women’s associations, professional groups etc).

So far, since August 2010, we have performed for:

TESOL Macedonia-Thrace (three times)

TESOL Greece (three times)

PALSO, Northern Greece (five times)

State School Teachers of Northern Greece (three times)

Anatolia School, Thessalonki

Pinewood School, Thessaloniki (four times)

IWOG (International Women’s Organisation of Greece)

PALSO, Lamia

PALSO, Amfissa

State School Teachers, Serres

Serbian teachers in Belgrade, Nis and Novi Sad

Teachers and Students, Tbilisi, Georgia

Serbian teachers Summer Course Kopaonik

De La Salle School, Thessaloniki

TESOL Italy, November 2012

State School Teachers of Kavala

State School Teachers of Veria/Imathia,

TESOL Arabia, March 2013

Al Ain Women’s College, Abu Dhabi, March 2013

Maltepe University, ELT Conference, Istanbul May 2013

International Training Institute, Istanbul, May 2013

Fatih University, FELT Conference, Istanbul, May 2013

Cyprus ELT Conference 2013

FORUM, Thessaloniki, February 2014

Mexico Tour March 2014

Best of British ELT Conference (Mexico) March 2014

TESOL Spain March 2014

TESOL Greece March 2014

PALSO Corfu March 2014

TESOL Macedonia Thrace March 2014

IATEFL Harrogate April 2014

FORUM Thessaloniki, August 2014

FORUM Athens, August 2014

Tower Thessaloniki November 2014

Fatih University Istanbul January 2015

Pinewood International School, Thessaloniki, February 2015

TELT Conference, Istanbul, February 2015

TESOL Spain, Salamanca, March 2015

ELT News FORUM, Athens, March 2015

TESOL Greece, Athens, March 2015

TESOL Macedonia Thrace, March 2015

PALSO Rethymnon, Crete, April, 2015

METU University, Ankara, Turkey, May 2015

PALSO, Thessaloniki, 2015

ELT News Forum, Athens, 2015

Zagora, Pelion, 2015

GRETA, Granada, 2015

State School Teachers, Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, 2015

Pinewood School, Thessaloniki, 2015

TESOL Italy, Rome, 2015

State School Teachers, Volos, 2015

State School Teachers, Trikala, 2015

State School Teachers, Thessaloniki (Christmas Show) 2015

English Teachers Association, Veria, 2015