Yellow petals, singing birds, soft grass beneath your feet; welcome to Spring. And here is Pom: climber of trees, chaser of butterflies. Her lovely cheeky face makes her mum so happy and all is good. But what’s this door in the lush green grass? This deep dark open door…you don’t want to go in there, do you?

 

Leading early-years story-teller and performance artist Ruthie Boycott-Garnett has been commissioned by Big Imaginations to create a visual and sensory exploration of the Greek Myth, Persephone with music, moving images and puppetry that will inspire and delight children from weeks old, to full grown adults.

 

A sensory theatre performance for ages 0-4.

 

"Really lovely show and it really got a fabulous response from the children, who were captivated. They listened, took part, played and explored. Fabulous to see our libraries used in this way. A show that was a complete sensory experience!'

Sue Williamson, Head of Library Services, St. Helens

"Most powerful is Boycott-Garnett’s emotional directness – she meets every young member of the audience and works with them closely. The intimacy this creates goes a long way to holding all the different age groups together and within the story."

Beccy Smith, Total Theatre Review - read the full review here.

 

Alternatively this show is available to SEN groups of mixed ages.

 

Audience max: 20 children plus parents and carers

 

Total space required (including audience): 5m x 5m. This show is designed for non-theatre spaces.

 

Duration: 45 minutes including free play.

 

Sensory workshops exploring themes from the show are available.

 

Creative Team

 

Created and performed by Ruthie Boycott-Garnett

Puppet maker: Gretchen Maynard

Music: Loz Kaye

Cranky maker: Alison Duddle

 

With a big thanks to Sue Auty, Burnley Arts Centre, Alison Duddle, Esther Ferry-Kennington, Jonathan Mcgrath, Phil Milston, Zoe Pickering, Wild Rumpus and Mark Whitaker for their support and wisdom.