Ugly Duckling R&D: Inspiring Stories from Schools

Our Research and development project has been heating up this week, with the first stage being the delivery of shadow puppetry workshops to Brixington Academy in Exmouth. We wanted to teach the pupils there a little about the techniques of making shadow puppets and using them to tell stories in a theatrical way. This also gave us an opportunity to … Read More

Dropping Anchor in Barnstaple

We’ve had a fantastic week in Barnstaple as part of the 10th Anniversary Fringe Theatre Fest. Traveller’s Tales played in the Baptist Hall for three performance and was well received by audiences young and old. As is the way with festivals, we also managed to watch a number of productions from other companies, some based in Devon and others from … Read More

Egg-Citing News (Excuse the pun)

Photo by Lina & Tom – Wedding & Event Photography from the Worboys Productions Theatre Farm Retreat 2016. We can finally announce that our next project, led by Helen, will be supported by Arts Council England and the National Lottery. We are developing our performance of ‘The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales’ that we began working on whilst on the Worboys … Read More

Until the next time…

It’s been just over a week since our last performance at the Plymouth Fringe Festival and what a festival it was! We had a brilliant turn out for both of our performances of Travellers’ Tales (we hope you enjoyed it if you came along) and we managed to watch lots of the other artists too. George managed to see over … Read More

One show down, one show to go

We performed our first show of Travellers’ Tales as part of the Plymouth Fringe in The Barbican Theatre yesterday and it went down a storm! The children who watched the show really engaged with the story and the characters. We think a few of the adults in the audience might have had fun too. We have one show to go … Read More

It’s the Week of the Plymouth Fringe!

The final touches are being made to the puppets, and the costumes are ironed; that’s right, we’re ready to go! Time marches on fast, and with one final days rehearsal in TR2 (The Theatre Royal Plymouth’s second space) we are all set to perform Travellers’ Tales this Tuesday at 12.30pm. First stop, is our technical rehearsal this afternoon where we’re … Read More

Seeking, finding, things you’ve never seen before…

George and I have been rather busy over the last month, preparing for our performances of Travellers’ Tales and for our Summer development of The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales (exciting announcement soon to follow). Over the last week, we’ve been rehearsing at the MAC in Birmingham, thanks to Somewhere_to a scheme which gives 16-25 year olds access to free … Read More

Global stories for the small stage

We’ve been revisiting our show Travellers’ Tales which we created for outdoor performances and events last summer and are now developing to perform at The Plymouth Fringe Festival and Fringe Theatre Fest in Barnstable this summer. Adapting a show from the field and beach to the stage carries with it several responsibilities. We found that the over-arching storyline needed to … Read More

Exciting News!

We are so pleased to announce that we will be performing Travellers’ Tales at the Plymouth Fringe festival 2016! We are so excited to have been selected alongside some fabulous artists. We will be performing at 12.30 PM on Tuesday 31st May and at 12.00 PM on Saturday 4th June at The Barbican Theatre, Plymouth! Tickets will go on sale soon, so … Read More

An exciting week…

George and I have had an exciting week together rehearsing Travellers’ Tales and performing at The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter as part of Creative Conversations at the From Devon With Love Festival. It was really interesting to perform our initial ideas for The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales from the Worboys Productions Theatre Farm Retreat and gather some feedback from the … Read More