Our fast, fun theatre shows for children aged 5-11 provide a springboard into primary learning in your school, arts centre or community venue
Happy half-term! Come and see SUDDENLY…! at the Redbridge Children’s Storytelling Festival at the Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford, FREE! The theme is ‘bringing books to life’ and we’ll be performing at 11am on both Tuesday 24 and Thursday 26 October. Copies of our storytelling audiobook will also be on sale. Didn’t know we had an audiobook? Read on…
A ‘non-stop adventure featuring delicious wordplay’ (Kentish Towner) – we’ve adapted our storytelling show, SUDDENLY…!, into a ‘rip-roaring’ audiobook! Rosie Alabaster has illustrated the glorious cover; see if you can spot all the objects in Grandma’s hair on our What’s on page. Recorded at Strathmore Publishing, it’s available in Waterstones, The Owl Bookshop, Village Books, Barnes Bookshop, Haslemere Bookshop, Chicken and Frog Bookshop and online.
Suddenly…! by Joe Bromley, read by Willow Nash ISBN 978-1-909277-13-7
‘VERY funny… it was great!’ – Tom T, age 8, Mango Bubbles Books
‘Captivating, exciting, and unforgettable’ – Alison Steadman, actress and children’s author
‘An exhilarating tale with the twist that we’ve come to expect from the excellent Really Big Pants’ – children’s voice artist Teresa Gallagher (Thunderbirds, Amazing World of Gumball, Octonauts)
We’re writing two new adventures for Grandma and Red called STUMPED! and SHELVED!! And here’s a lovely review of SUDDENLY…! by Theatre Things.
We’re looking forward to returning to the Museum of London Docklands to play to school groups from 30 Oct-2 Nov – we had so much fun at the Recycle Challenge Festival there last year! The museum was on a mission to find new and imaginative ways to look after our planet. We performed PLUNDERED!, our show about the environment, and took part in lots of crafty activities for eco-champions. And when asked what they enjoyed most, a family gave this feedback: ‘The theatre piece, because we saw our son transformed through it – amazing to see his engagement with it’. You can read more comments from people who have seen our shows here.
Our new show WONKY will be available soon! We’ve been shown round some incredible edible playgrounds in schools and it’s wonderful to see children connecting with nature and learning how to grow food and develop a healthy attitude to nutrition. Don’t forget to check out our resource packs, overflowing with related activities and discussion points. And you can follow our travels and adventures on our Twitter feed.
And behold our video… get a little taste of our shows! A REALLY BIG THANK YOU to the marvellous Maya McAllister Demangeat for editing it for us so beautifully.
Thrilling theatre! Stupendous stories! Exciting education!
And some really big pants