Delve into our trunk of tremendous tales and join Really Big Pants Theatre Company on amazing adventures!
Presenting theatre with serious messages in a playful way
Our awesome shows use the primary curriculum (and some really big pants) to inspire, educate, and entertain children aged 3-11 in your school, arts centre or community venue
SUDDENLY…!: a fast, fun twist on traditional tales for KS1 and KS2 (ages 6-11)
PLUNDERED!: an environmental quest battling a dastardly litterbug pirate for Reception, KS1 and KS2 (ages 5-11)
WONKY: tackling bullying and self-esteem for KS2 (ages 7-11)
CLARE AND CORY SHARE A (GLORIOUS) STORY: a, erm, glorious story about sharing, exploring, and daring for EYFS/KS1 (ages 3-7)
We celebrated our fifth birthday in 2019, and to mark the milestone we’ve written our fourth show (maths was never our strong suit). CLARE AND CORY SHARE A (GLORIOUS) STORY is for EYFS/KS1 and has an accompanying longer form picture book, illustrated by the award-winning Steve Smallman! A really big thank you to everyone at St Richard’s Primary, who had this to say: “The amazing Really Big Pants did it again, with their brand new show. From age 3 to Year 3, the hall was full of giggling, joining in, acting and rhyming. Joy from start to finish. We loved it!! Schools, book them – they’re brilliant.”
There are so many exciting dates to be announced for 2020 – kicking off with PLUNDERED! at Poplar Union in east London on Sunday 26 January, as part of their eco programme, POPGoesGreen. We’re performing at 11am and 3pm. Arrrrrrrrrr you brave enough to take on a dastardly litterbug pirate? And come dressed as a fearsome crew member, if ye dare!
We are delighted CLARE AND CORY SHARE A (GLORIOUS) STORY will have its public premiere at the Pickled Pepper Books Theatre in north London on Sunday 19 April at 3pm, with another performance on Sunday 26 April. There will be book signings afterwards. Please join us in this wonderful space!
Sandwiched in between those dates, CLARE AND CORY SHARE A (GLORIOUS) STORY will be at Karamel Kids in London N22 on Saturday 25 April at 11.30am. We can’t wait to return to this lovely venue (with a fab café) for a third time! What’s more – entry is FREE!!
It’s also a hat-trick at the wonderful Watermill Theatre in Newbury on Saturday 2 May. This time we’ll be performing WONKY there, which has an accompanying book called POETRY VERSUS POTTERY. The poems are written in the voices of the characters from the show, and the book features artwork by our fabulous illustrator, Rosie Alabaster. Feast your eyes on the gorgeous cover on our WONKY page!
One of the themes of WONKY is food growing. We’ve been shown round some incredible edible playgrounds in schools and it’s wonderful to see children connecting with nature and learning how to grow food and develop a healthy attitude to nutrition. Don’t forget to check out our resource packs, overflowing with related activities and discussion points.
We are utterly thrilled to be returning to the lovely Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival in May – for the fourth time! We’ll be performing CLARE AND CORY SHARE A (GLORIOUS) STORY for school groups and signing copies of our picture book in the truly glorious setting of the Kent countryside.
It’s our first time at the Linton Children’s Book Festival in Cambridge on Sunday 17 May and we’re so looking forward to it! We’re performing SUDDENLY…! and we’ll be signing copies of our illustrated chapter book. Did you know we also have an audiobook version of this show – currently available to download for FREE on the new Cloudaloud app?
Another return is to The Cockpit in north London for a whopping fourth time! We’re so delighted to be presenting CLARE AND CORY SHARE A (GLORIOUS) STORY at this brilliant theatre on Saturday 25 July. Do join us!
And behold our video… get a little taste of our shows! A REALLY BIG THANK YOU to the marvellous Maya McAllister Demangeat for editing it for us so beautifully.
- Thrilling theatre! Stupendous stories! Exciting education!
And some really big pants