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)
Oh, 2020. It’s been a truly terrible time, and our thoughts are with everyone affected. We lost a dear friend, Jay Benedict, to Covid so it seems almost churlish to say we had so many fabulous events lined up this year – our busiest diaries to date. But we firmly believe, and we know Jay would agree, that we need theatre and the arts more than ever and as soon as it is safe for us to unleash our really big pants, we will be raring to go! Dates to be rescheduled include:
Exchange Theatre in Twickenham
Linton Children’s Book Festival in Cambridge
Poplar Union in east London
Pickled Pepper Books Theatre in north London
The Watermill Theatre in Newbury
Brentwood Theatre and Chicken & Frog bookshop in Essex
Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival in Kent
Karamel Kids in north London
Barnes Children’s Literature Festival in south-west London
The Courtyard in Hereford
The Cockpit in north-west London
Are you a venue with an outdoor space? We would love to bring you our new show CLARE & CORY SHARE A (GLORIOUS) STORY and perform it outside! The show is very simple and only requires two chairs. A smallish audience could sit within their own marked-out family group areas (and children challenged to stay inside their zone as part of the event). Obviously the onus would be on safety, so we’d recommend the age range as 5-7ish to avoid toddlers rampaging into each other. There are only two of us, and we adhere to the government guidelines of work practice. And we are very alert. We would LOVE to be performing again, and to be supporting venues too. (We’d also have to rely on the weather, but one crisis at a time…) What do you think? Read all about the show here, and get in touch!
Throughout lockdown, we have 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