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Oscar Wilde makes school teacher cry!

Our current primary schools’ tour of the delightful Oscar Wilde children’s story – THE HAPPY PRINCE is having a great effect on staff and pupils this summer, particularly in the West Midlands! Have a read of these lovely words from Rokesby Primary School :

“Once again, a huge thank you and well done on another superb show. We had your amazing company today for The Happy Prince for a spellbinding performance. And what really nice people they were, friendly and so professional. I really can not praise you enough for the enterprise and innovation. You made one member of staff cry (which was very funny!) but it is a rather lovely story. Thank you so much for a wonderful morning that everyone enjoyed so much. Regards, Davis Allen. ”

If you are a school in the West Midlands, Devon, Cornwall or West Sussex this beautiful musical is coming your way soon.

Teaching Maths in South Wales?

If you’d like to liven up your school’s teaching of maths & numeracy we have the very thing! Our production for years 1 to 6 – ‘Mummy Mia’ will put all mathematical points across with humour, interaction and most importantly fun. The show is suitable for both mainstream and special schools. Here is a recent comments on the show: –

What a fantastic performance of ‘Mummy Mia’ yesterday (18.4.13) at The Court School. The highest accolade that I could offer is the fact that you totally engaged 35 children with severe social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, half of whom have ADHD diagnosis, for over an hour. They were transfixed by quality performances in an interactive presentation that encompassed a number of curricular areas. My staff (not the easiest to please!) were all highly complimentary of the best performance seen at The Court School in my eight years as Headmaster. Many thanks and best wishes for continued success with your South Wales tour.

Touring in beautiful South Wales at the moment and heading for Norfolk and Suffolk, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire later in the summer term.

For summer 2013 — Let’s Eat Grandma!

ANNOUNCING FOR SUMMER 2013 – LET’S EAT GRANDMA! – NEW INNOVATIVE PUNCTUATION & POETRY PRODUCTION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Oh no! Is someone about to eat our lovely grandma?! Or is she just inviting us to lunch? Punctuation has never been so intriguing and so much fun. “Let’s eat grandma!”, or indeed “Let’s eat, Grandma ” brings famous characters, well-loved stories, fables and poetry into your school, with the central theme of playing around with punctuation.

Hold your breath… will Amy in year 3 selects the correct punctuation mark to help our modern-day Red Riding Hood character to complete her important journey? or Will William in year 1 know when to pick a capital letter? and is Saleem from year 6 brave enough to differentiate the colon from the semi-colon?

This already delicious play is made even more tasty because the big guys at Penguin Books have given us the rights, as our show is so top-notch,  to make wonderful use of the marvellous poetic works of none other than Mr. Roald Dahl and his “Revolting Rhymes”  which will feature throughout this scrumptious show.

All in all,  Let’s Eat Grandma is a refreshing,  new approach to teaching punctuation and for focusing on childrens’ poetry. Available throughout summer term 2013.

A teachers’ pack is included which is downloaded as an eBook. Each eBook contains information for teachers and pupils, questionnaires, quizzes, word games, suggested activities and much more.

Katie’s back after “Me, As a Penguin”

Katie McArdle is back in the office after her performance in “Me, As a Penguin.” YAY, we missed her!

Review is here: http://thegoodreview.co.uk/2013/02/me-as-a-penguin-the-houldsworth-manchester/

Katie rehearsing Me, As a Penguin

Tom’s Midnight Garden

Tom's Midnight Garden

Tom’s Midnight Garden

A PARTICIPATION MUSICAL FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN

The superb story of Tom’s adventures when the clock strikes 13, perfectly retold for 4-11 year old children, with interactive workshop and 12 children acting on stage with the actors.

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Danger at St Magnet’s

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Danger at St Magnet’s

MAGNETISM and MATERIALS.  SCIENCE comedy to assist in the teaching of separating materials into natural & man-made at keystage 1 level and bimetallic strip and electromagnets for junior audiences. With fun and interactive demonstrations, music and song to make science FUN.

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Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Highly acclaimed schools’ version of the CHARLES DICKENS’ classic, superbly adapted for the primary age range of 5-11. Excellent dual emphasis on LITERACY and HISTORY. Perfect introduction for a  young audience into the wonder of the  Dickens’ novels,  and an excellent visual display of VICTORIAN life, work and clothing. Suitable for both INFANTS and JUNIORS alike. Interactive with children trying on clothes of the period and audience volunteers becoming part of the Artful Dodgers Gang.

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The Light Fantastic

The Light Fantastic

The Light Fantastic

SCIENCE show on LIGHT and Dark, Shadows,  Colour, Reflection and the SOLAR SYSTEM. Set as a  Country and Western style musical comedy.  Available at three levels KS1 or KS2 or for one form entry primary schools a Mixed Keystage production to suit all.

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The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince

Oscar Wilde’s beautiful story for children supports the understanding of  friendship, communication, sharing, and learning right from wrong. The show features interactive songs, actions and audience participation, including 12 children taking part.

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Merlin & The Sword in the Stone

The Sword in the Stone

The Sword in the Stone

Interactive adaptation of the King Arthur legend with music, songs, fantastic costumes, set and props. The stunning performance includes children from your school taking part on stage in the show as well as an interactive pre-show workshop for the whole school.

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Lady Cecily’s Sound Box

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Lady Cecily’s Sound Box

SCIENCE show on the topic of SOUND AND WAVES.

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Let’s Eat Grandma

Let's Eat Grandma

Let’s Eat Grandma

Innovative PUNCTUATION and POETRY play for years 1 to 6. With exclusive rights to perform Roald Dahl’s poems. Let’s Eat Grandma is a funny and informative literacy play for KS1 and KS2.

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The Fillacavity Hotel

The Fillacavity Hotel

The Fillacavity Hotel

SCIENCE show.  Musical comedy on teeth, bones, muscles, movement and nutrition. Faulty Towers spoof set in a hotel!

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Mummy Mia

Mummy Mia

Mummy Mia

An Abba inspired numeracy play set in the Egyptian desert, humourous with 1980′s pop songs! Specific versions inline with Keystage 1 curriculum (eg: odd & even numbers, weighing, measurements) or Keystage 2 curriculum (e.g: prime numbers, percentages, decimals).

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Stig of the Dump

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Stig of the Dump

Clive King’s classic children’s novel, beautifully dramatised as an interactive musical for children aged 4-11 years, with a musical workshop for the whole school and 12 audience volunteers  taking part on stage in the real show.

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