Our show takes children on a journey through time to explore the Labours of Hercules as well as the art of storytelling in Ancient Greece.
Cleo Copperpot is a budding young archaeologist. In her experience everything you dig up tells a story. Her dog Carter, chief digger, presents her with a dirty old sandal. But it’s not any old sandal, it has magical wings and it suddenly transports Cleo to Ancient Greece!
She is up for an adventure but she wants to be sure she can go home afterwards. The only way back to 2016 is through a magical portal on Mount Olympus. Cleo quickly spots a problem - no human can set foot on Mount Olympus and no God is going to fetch her!
The very next person she meets is Hercules. He introduces himself as ‘Half-human, half-God and all hero’! Sounds promising! Perhaps he can help?
As Hercules is working through his Labours when they meet, Cleo appoints herself as his supportive ‘sidekick’! The two form an unlikely team – unified by a shared desire to get to Mount Olympus and reunite with their families.
With a new Cleo-inspired approach to dealing with his Labours, Hercules quickly rattles through the final few challenges and attains the status of immortal Olympus dweller! He is thrilled and Cleo is elevated from sidekick to best friend. Will he help Cleo return to her family?
The West End in your school
Our performers are all West End professionals from shows like Matilda and Chicago
Age range: Reception to Year 6
Group size: Up to 250 children per show. Larger schools have multiple performances
Cost: Varies by school size
Requirements: Just an empty school hall - we bring everything needed.
Set-up time: 20 minutes
Length: 60 minutes