We meet Sven, an Anglo-Saxon settler who invites the children into his dwelling and tells them of the new terror of the Viking warrior invasions. He then tells us of the epic tale of Beowulf. Children will be chosen to dress up in costume and take part in the dramatic storytelling workshop of Beowulf involving percussion instruments, dance, song, an atmospheric setting... and the use of your imagination!
Invaders and Settlers
Romans (Romulus and Remus)
We meet Claudius, a statue, who, with the help of the children, re-enacts the Roman myth of Romulus and Remus and the Foundation of Rome. By enacting the story, the children are given glimpses into Roman life and society. Some children will be given the opportunity to dress up in Roman costume, act out parts in the play, and join in a Roman march. All children will be taught a Latin Song.
We meet Maximus Aurelius a Roman armourer and market trader as he creates new armour for the Gladiators. He talks about his life in the Romano British town of Castrum Deva Victrix (modern day Chester). We learn about the daily routines, past times and customs and get a glimpse of what life was truly like under Roman rule. Some children will be dressed in costume and all will join in a Roman song to bring this period to life in a fun and interactive way.
1066 and the Norman Conquest
Robert de Winter, a Norman Knight and Lord, is just back from fighting the Vikings in the North. He is busy compiling the Doomsday Book, recording the full extent of King William’s new kingdom.
He tells the children about the Battle of Hastings and the events leading up to the Norman Conquest of Britain.
Some children will be dressed in costume and enrolled as Robert’s helpers to bring this important period of History to life in a fun and entertaining way.
To commemorate the centenary of the start to World War 1 in 2014 our brand new show is a thought provoking and evocative play to give you a glimpse into the life of a soldier in the trenches during World War 1.
This show involves plenty of child involvement to include; dressing up and marching, and performing routine tasks and drills. Everyone will participate in singing a variety of well known World War I songs. This show is relevant to both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 audiences.
Other Literacy Shows for Key Stage One;
A Midsummer Night's Dream
William Shakespeare, playwright and director at the Globe Theatre, London, is late for his rehearsal. Catch a glimpse of Elizabethan life and theatre though his eyes. He mistakes the children for his actors and involves them in the action of two scenes from his latest play; "A Midsummer Night's Dream", giving us an insight into his craft. Children will also be taught Puck's song "Where the Bee Sucks there suck I" and they will perform the dance of the Fairy's. The show provides a wonderful introduction to Shakespeare for children of all ages.