Pack Up Your Troubles

This innovative production looking at bullying & emotional well-being issues follows the exciting adventures of Ben, a modern day child who travels back in time to 1942! One minute, he’s putting down his iPad to read his grandad’s old diaries in the dusty attic, the next he’s an evacuee carrying his gas mask and about to board an old fashioned steam train to escape the air raids (we have a train on set!).

Surprisingly, this incredible day immersed in the world of the past teaches Ben important lessons about how to deal with the worries and issues he faces in his present day life.

For children aged 4 to 11 years, this brilliant show, which is also very funny! is a wonderful insight into everyday life for children in past times, including the opportunity to see real clothing and artefacts from this period and for the whole school to join the sing-along to the classic Pack Up Your Troubles (in your old kit bag…).

Perfect for classes studying WW2 and also for the whole school, as the additional themes running through the show are the ever relevant issues around bullying, peer pressure, feeling worried and where to go for help with this. The play can be used as a springboard for these important issues too.

Available October/November – Perfect for National Anti-Bullying Month & also in the lead up to Armistice Day, £445 + VAT.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The company year after year delivers outstanding workshops & shows

Shavington Primary, Cheshire

Arty-Fact Theatre Co. celebrates 25 years of touring schools in the UK. The company is committed to delivering high quality performance, combined with an entertaining and informative production. Our creative team are constantly writing exciting new plays for schools.

Show Actors

Daisy Leigh

Daisy Leigh trained at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama and has had a nonstop acting career. Working with Face2Face Theatre Company, Global English and Jurassic World. We are delighted to have Daisy has a member of the company.

Marcus Cooper

Marcus Cooper was trained at the Rose Bruford Drama School and has a fantastic track record in the theatre. Working for Heart Break theatre, Chapter House Open Air Theatre and for the last ten years working continuously for Arty-Fact Theatre. Marcus is a valued member of the company and has been involved with over ten productions to date.


  • Serious topic, fun show
  • Devised for KS1 & KS2 by the award-winning writing team at Arty-Fact Theatre Co.
  • 1 hour captivating production
  • Children participate throughout
  • Excellent quality performances by Equity actors
  • Well established theatre company
  • CRBs and Safeguarding Awareness
  • Full professional theatre set & costumes
  • Teacher’s resource notes supplied


To book or for further assistance, please call 0161 228 3171 to talk to our friendly team. Alternatively, fill in the enquiry form below and we’ll get back to you with available dates for your school plus answers to any questions you may have…