Final Day at the Bike Shed Unit Space and the Unpacked Children’s Theatre Festival

We had a busy final day in the Bike Shed Unit space performing our work in progress showing of ‘The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales’. The showing was very well received and we are really pleased with what we have created over the last two weeks. After some feedback and filming of our work, we packed up from the Unit Space and prepared for our shadow puppetry workshop as part of the Unpacked Children’s Theatre Festival in Exeter (which was today). This festival is a new children’s theatre festival in Exeter, in collaboration with the Bike Shed Theatre, the Exeter Phoenix and Paddleboat Theatre Company. We were chuffed to be asked to hold a workshop as part of the festival and decided we would include it into our development process.  Today was a great chance for us to show a short preview of our work to our target audience and it was great to see how well-received it was. It was also great to try out our workshop, which we would love to offer to theatres as an option alongside performances. We have been developing an education pack since our workshops with Brixington School in Exmouth.

The children in our workshop today were fantastic budding performers and puppeteers who made some brilliant puppets! It was great to see their puppets come to life on the screen and to see how much they enjoyed the process.

We are nearing the end of our Research and Development process now, with a performance in Exmouth library tomorrow at 10.30am. The performance is free but early arrival is recommended to guarantee entry. We are excited to see how the full show goes in front of an audience and to see what the future holds for the full show…