The Stories Beckon

In the olden time, that is here and now
In a land far off, but not far away
There the story dwells in the quiet night
'Till new tellers come who will brave the stage
And lift the story from the page
Come we will catch them you and I
Upon the story we will fly
From the edge of sleep to the dawn of day
Let the stories live, learn what they say
For in silence they sleep for tellers to come
Awaiting them always, will you be one?

What Do I Do?

I essentially have three types of products that I can offer:

  1. Interactive choose-your-own-adventures - In these adventures children engage in facilitated imaginative play such as being pirates, vikings or fantasy creatures and together we create a story based on the children's actions and ideas. This activity usually moves about a fair or back yard and takes place in a specified area where children move about with me rather than on stage. Alternatively my participatory stage performances are similar but take place on a stage with children stepping up to act out sections of the story as it happens. I often do fractured fairy-tales in this form where we take a familiar tale such as the three little pigs and then change it around and make something else happen.
    • When Redbeard the Pirate joins me for either the above moving show or the stage equivalent we can then include a sword fighting display since we are both members of 'The Grey Company' re-enactment group 
    • I'm always evolving and improving my shows and the Pirate adventures have recently expanded to include a more formal "Treasure Hunt" option, where the children find maps in glass bottles with rhyming clews as to the location of the next clew, culminating in the location of the chocolate Treasure.
    • When supplying chocolate treasure (Optional) I also include organic vegan lollipops for those children who can't have chocolate. Since I also work as a relief childcare educator (Dip Children's Services) I am very aware of allergies and dietary requirements.
  2. Roving characters - I have many fantasy characters some of which you can see in the image below: 

    and I also have: 
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