Book Week

Celebrate your book week with our literacy workshops for primary schools and our musical all about books! Our workshops bring creative learning experiences to primary schools that children will never forget.

We're also now taking bookings for World Book Day 2019 - Thursday 7th March! If you're interested in any of the workshops below for 2019 please get in touch soon to reserve the best date for you.

Bringing Books to LifeLiteracy MusicalsShakespeare Today | ACTive Stories

Bringing Books to Life through Dance

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Bringing Books to Life dance workshops give children a new, active experience of books and storytelling.

Our choreographer will work with each class, developing responses to the books through language, movement and dance. We use a range of techniques and music, and differentiate each session to suit the interests and age of the children.

Book choices include over 20 of the UK's most popular and beloved children's books, from Roald Dahl to Julia Donaldson.

Learn more and read testimonials from teachers UK-wide!


Literacy Musical: Jungle Bungle

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Our literacy musicals encourage children to engage with reading in an active and imaginative manner.

Jungle Bungle explores an original story, is peppered with audience participation and features popular children's books which you can read and explore with the children:

  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham
  • Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
  • The Huge Bag of Worries by Virginia Ironside

To learn more visit our Jungle Bungle page


Shakespeare Today

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Imagine the children of your school learning and performing a Shakespeare play - and the entire process taking just one day.  

You choose between A Midsummer Night's Dream or The Tempest. (Or from the end of February 2019 you choose between A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hamlet.)

We will work with Reception to Year 6 class by class, using sections of the play that have been tailored for each age group. At the end of the day all year groups perform the entire play to each other.

Learn more and read reviews from past workshops.


ACTive Stories drama workshops

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ACTive Stories workshops bring children into the heart of a book by encouraging them to live and breathe the story.

We have taken our favourite techniques drawn from professional theatre and turned them into drama games and exercises which inspire children to harness their imaginations. Our expert drama facilitators are masters at turning a book from something children are told to read into something they want to experience.

Choose a title from our book selection or suggest your own!

See our book selection and learn more about ACTive Stories here.


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Workshop Practicalities

Age range: Reception to Year 6

Group size: Up to 30 children per class, with up to 7 classes per day.

Requirements: An empty school hall 

Show Practicalities

Age range: Reception to Year 6

Group size: Up to 250 children per performance, with 1-3 performances per day

Requirements: Just an empty school hall - we bring everything else