I wanted to find a collection of theatre games that encouraged my drama students to physically inhabit the playing area and to bring more physical dynamism to their work and this combination of theatre games really did provide a great drama lesson plan that did just that and it was great to see the physical attack and freedom that the players had by the end of the session. I didn’t use a circle game – favouring rather to get the class on it’s feet and physically working from the get-go…. this was the right choice for the goals that I had set for the drama lesson (physically inhabiting character and bringing more physical dynamism to drama work) – picture knock-out got them moving (and working creatively) from the start of the session and from their sitting positions at the end of that drama game, I allocated the students into groups for crocodile river rafting (bunching them into groups of 4/5 from where they were sitting at the end of picture knock-out) – I used chairs rather than newspaper and it was great physical fun and good for team spirit / bonding / encouraging team work. I kept the students in the same groups for My Holiday From Hell and allowed them to use their chairs (from crocodile river rafting) to create interesting levels in their disastrous holiday pics! I kept the same groups after this as they seemed to all be gelling and creating great work so, I didn’t want to break that; I would have swapped the groups around for 3 physical levels if the groups weren’t functioning well together but as it was, there was no need and the work produced in the 3 physical levels exercise did exactly what I had set out for it to do; the students were thinking about the way they physically inhabited the playing area and paying much more heed to the dynamism and interest that different / contrasting physical levels can bring to drama work. Of all the ‘Dessert’ theatre games, the Lie Sit Stand exercise was a natural ending point for us as it captured the essence of the class and it also produced some hilarious improvisation work so, it was a great way to finish what was a memorable drama class.