Presenting theatre with serious messages in a playful way
Our awesome shows use the primary curriculum (and some really big pants) to inspire, educate, and entertain children aged 3-11 in your school, arts centre or community venue
SUDDENLY…!: a fast, fun twist on traditional tales for KS1 and KS2 (ages 6-11)
PLUNDERED!: an environmental quest battling a dastardly litterbug pirate for Reception, KS1 and KS2 (ages 5-11)
WONKY: tackling bullying and self-esteem for KS2 (ages 7-11)
CLARE AND CORY SHARE A (GLORIOUS) STORY: a, erm, glorious story about sharing and daring for EYFS/KS1 (ages 3-7)
With SUDDENLY…! and PLUNDERED!, we can play to the whole school at once if you have the space. Alternatively we have a ‘sweet’ and ‘street’ version of these shows tailored to fit the different key stages. The running time of each show is between 45-55 minutes
Please may we have: a parking space for our car, access to a plug socket and at least 3x3m (10x10ft) for the playing space
Due to the interactive, inclusive nature of our shows, we prefer not to be on a stage but on the same level as the children
We would appreciate an hour before the show for the get in and 30 minutes for the get out
We celebrated our fifth birthday this summer, and to mark the milestone we’ve written our fourth show (maths was never our strong suit). CLARE AND CORY SHARE A (GLORIOUS) STORY is for EYFS/KS1 and will have an accompanying longer form picture book, illustrated by the brilliant Steve Smallman, with the launch hosted by the lovely Chicken & Frog Bookshop in January! A really big thank you to everyone at St Richard’s Primary, where we held our dress rehearsal, who had this to say: “The amazing Really Big Pants did it again, with their brand new show. From age 3 to Year 3, the hall was full of giggling, joining in, acting and rhyming. Joy from start to finish. We loved it!! Schools, book them – they’re brilliant.”
There are so many exciting dates to be announced for 2020 – kicking off with PLUNDERED! at Poplar Union in east London on Sunday 26 January! Arrrrrrrrrr you brave enough to take on a dastardly litterbug pirate? And come dressed as a fearsome crew member, if ye dare!
We can’t wait to return to the wonderful Watermill Theatre in Newbury on 2 May. This time we’ll be performing WONKY there, which has an accompanying book called POETRY VERSUS POTTERY. The poems are written in the voices of the characters from the show, and the book features artwork by our fabulous illustrator, Rosie Alabaster. Feast your eyes on the gorgeous cover on our WONKY page!
One of the themes of WONKY is food growing. 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.
Did you know we also have an illustrated chapter book and an audiobook to accompany our storytelling show? Find out more on our SUDDENLY…! page!
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