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 via rap (and wonky vegetables) for Y2-6 (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)
THE REALLY BIG LOVE BOOK DAY PLAY: a short show packed with puppets with live and online versions, tempting children to pick up a book for EYFS/KS1 (ages 3-7)
ISN’T SCIENCE AMAZING!: a highly visual online treat encouraging children to be curious about the world for EYFS/KS1 (ages 3-7)
THE RHYMES AND CRIMES OF NAUGHTY JACK: an online extravaganza using puppets and rhymes to support phonics and play for EYFS/KS1 (ages 3-7)
A GHOST STORY: a spooky short online show with a creative writing challenge for Y5-6 (ages 9-11)… if you’re brave enough…
Where’s the class bear? We are thrilled that he’s been all over the place this summer… and continuing into the autumn! Join us for our live show CLARE & CORY SHARE A (GLORIOUS) STORY for ages 3-7 when we return to the gorgeous Riverhouse Barn. There’ll be fun activity sheets and stickers afterwards, and the opportunity to buy signed copies of the accompanying picture book – see you there!
Sat 17 September at 2pm at Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre in Walton-on-Thames
And if you’re in the mood for a spot of swashbuckling, set sail with us for our environmental quest, PLUNDERED!, and help us battle a dastardly litterbug pirate this autumn! Feel free to come dressed as a fearsome crew member, if ye dare!
Sat 24 September at 2.30pm at The Exchange in Twickenham
Tues 25 October at 11am at Courtyard Arts Centre in Hereford
ADVENTURERS ASSEMBLE! We are v(&a) excited to be partnering with the Young V&A Museum for a story-making project! Marking the 150th birthday of the Young V&A, we’ll be visiting primary schools in Tower Hamlets with a time-travelling adventure, encouraging children to imagine and create stories inspired by objects from the fabulous collection, and visit the Young V&A when it reopens in June 2023! Here’s what Cayley Primary had to say: “So joyful! A perfect interactive assembly – everyone really engaged and excited – very good detail on props and very good for wellbeing. Very imaginative and challenging – perfect springboard for storytelling!”
Looking for awesome affordable educational ONLINE entertainment? Nothing beats the experience of live theatre but (despite technology not being our strong suit) we adapted to the challenges of recent times and now have online shows (aka ‘sheer joy’) to share with schools far and wide on their smartboards and with home learners. So pop open the popcorn and join us online for some amazing adventures on the really big screen (although if you’re watching on your phone, it will be a really small screen). And watch this space too – we’re currently creating a fantastic festive offering, TIS THE SEASON. Our very own Really Big Panto!
We’ve been sharing news about our really big pants on Twitter and Facebook for ages, but we’re now on Instagram too. The question is – are we too old for TikTok…?
And check out our YouTube channel – as well as all the trailers for our online shows, we’ve recorded some readings of our stories and poems and bits and bobs. Watch a taste of our theatre shows below! Stay safe, keep smiling, and keep sharing stories. Love from Joe and Willow and our really big pants xx
- Thrilling theatre! Stupendous stories! Exciting education!
And some really big pants