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)
World Book Day is on Thursday 5 March, and we’re currently building our strength up to perform at Newton Prep in Battersea, Leopold Primary in Harlesden, Old Oak Primary in Shepherd’s Bush, Belmont Primary in Chiswick, and St Thomas of Canterbury Infant School in Brentwood (in partnership with the Chicken & Frog bookshop) that week, as well as signing books! The theme this year is Share a Million Stories, and we love nothing more than sharing a story. (Although we’ll need a lie down afterwards!)
The lie down won’t last long because we’re heading to Laleham Primary in Staines on Monday 9 March with PLUNDERED!, as they work towards their Eco-Schools Green Flag award. Did you know our show counts as topic evidence in children’s learning about the environment?
On Thursday 26 March we’re off to Bloomfield House School with CLARE AND CORY SHARE A (GLORIOUS) STORY, in partnership with the Alligator’s Mouth bookshop. We’ll be signing copies of our accompanying longer form picture book, illustrated by the award-winning Steve Smallman. We’re very excited to not only meet the children, but also because this school is right next to Kew Gardens, one of our favourite places, and where we spent a lot time writing and rehearsing our shows in the open air!
Ahoy there! We’ll be setting sail for the Exchange Theatre in Twickenham on Thursday 16 April with PLUNDERED! – arrrrrrr ye brave enough to take on our dastardly litterbug pirate in this exciting environmental quest? 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 magical 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!
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.
We’re so excited to be returning to Poplar Union in east London on Saturday 9 May! We’ll be taking CLARE AND CORY SHARE A (GLORIOUS) STORY to this brilliant arts centre – join us at 11am or 2pm!
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 fab 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