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)
Lights! Camera! Action! We know nothing beats the experience of live theatre, but (despite technology not being our strong suit) we are trying to adapt to the challenges of 2020. So we have filmed our storytelling show, SUDDENLY…!, (in a very simple way) to share with schools on their smartboards, and with venues. It is for Y1-6 but Reception may enjoy it too, and you can show it to different classes at different times.
The price for schools is just £60 for an hour’s educational entertainment, and this includes a signed copy of our accompanying illustrated chapter book, which we will post to you for your library. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the link. Despite it not being the usual hugely interactive experience in your hall, there are still our pre-show activities to get all the children joining in, and to build anticipation for the event, plus our extensive resource pack to support learning. The show could also be an alternative (really big) panto (oh yes it could) for your school this Christmas, as it features elements of the traditional tales associated with this genre.
We are so excited to be bringing our beloved show to the really big screen (although if you watch it on your phone, it will be a really small screen), so pop open the popcorn and join us online for an awesome adventure!
Plus for just £20 more, we’d be delighted to have a Zoom/Teams Q&A session with your school.
“The online version of SUDDENLY…! was absolutely fantastic and the children really responded to it as though it were a live show. They particularly enjoyed the links to traditional and contemporary stories and fairy tales” Assistant head, Cheapside Primary
We’ve had such a great response to our SUDDENLY…! film that we’re now doing the same with WONKY! Watch this space for more details!
Our 2020 diary was jam-packed full of bookings, and we are so so thrilled to announce the first rebooking for 2021 (subject to change, of course!). Fingers crossed we will be back at The Cockpit in north west London for the fourth time on Saturday 27 March with our new show, CLARE & CORY SHARE A (GLORIOUS) STORY. Come the warmer weather, this show can also be performed outdoors. There are only two of us, and we adhere to the government guidelines of work practice. And we are very alert.
Throughout the first lockdown, we tried to stay positive (and healthy) and creative! So we wrote a brand new adventure for Grandma and Red, beloved heroines from our storytelling show, SUDDENLY…!, and shared a page daily on Twitter and Facebook. Not only that but our very own voice artist extraordinaire, Willow Nash, narrated an audio version of each page which we shared too. And you can get acquainted with Grandma and Red by downloading the original audiobook for FREE on the Cloudaloud app.
So, hooray for EVEN SUDDENLIER…! – read the whole story here!
Stay safe, keep smiling, and keep sharing stories. We can’t wait to see you again soon. Love from Joe and Willow and our really big pants xx
PS We named the baddie Mr Covid. His daughter is called Corona. She’s 19. They WILL be vanquished. Especially when Grandma introduces her old friend Bevan Enaitchess.
And if you’re really missing us – 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