by Joe Bromley
A story about sharing, caring, exploring and daring. This live theatre show supports phonics and literacy, using PSHE and geography, and encourages den-building! It has our trademark anarchic energy but it is a gentler, simpler show, written entirely in rhyme, to encourage children to not only share their belongings and enjoy a great story, but also to explore the natural world so close to home.
And, yes, our infamous really big pants DO make an appearance.
“The amazing Really Big Pants did it again. Joy from start to finish. BOOK THEM – they’re brilliant”
Mrs Hollingdale, school librarian, St Richard’s Primary
Created for EYFS/KS1
Running time 45 minutes
WHERE’S THE CLASS BEAR?
Let us explain:
Jane shares her train (batteries not included)
Anmol shares his doll (wonky leg; mended several times)
Michael shares his cycle (a trusty three-wheeler)
Willow and Joe both have a go with a yo-yo
Clare NEVER EVER shares her pear
Until she loses the class bear (uh-oh)
Can he save the day with a story?
This show is a springboard into learning for the new primary curriculum, focusing on PSHE, phonics, and imagination. CLARE AND CORY SHARE A (GLORIOUS) STORY provides a thorough entry point into storytelling, geography and nature. Our resource pack for teachers is bursting with discussion points and activities in art, wildlife and habitats and physical education for use prior to and following our performance.
We can provide you with a template of a bear as an optional pre-show craft activity, for children to decorate and display before we arrive. This helps build anticipation for our visit and gives everyone a chance to be creative.
CLARE AND CORY SHARE A (GLORIOUS) STORY is also available as a longer form picture book, illustrated by the award-winning Steve Smallman (of Poo in the Zoo fame)! The book can be bought from us at events or ordered through Waterstones, and is stocked in the Alligator’s Mouth and the Chicken & Frog indie children’s bookshops.
Please may we have:
A parking space for our car
Two chairs (sturdy enough to be stood on)
30 minutes in the space beforehand to set up, and 15 minutes afterwards to pack away
Lots of brilliant kids in the audience!
“I would just like to say how much my little one and myself enjoyed your show! It was so engaging that she remained focused for the whole play, even at such a young age. Thank you for making her very first visit to a theatre so special!”
Mum, Courtyard Arts Centre