“Absolutely brilliant – wonderful, original, fun and touching performance.  So lovely – please come back soon!”
Family, Brentwood Theatre

“Excellent – great fun and the grandchildren loved it.  They couldn’t wait to buy the book”
Family, Brentwood Theatre

“We loved it!  Big thank you.  How did you remember it all!?”
Family, The Globe at Hay

“So beautiful seeing the children come to you both – warm, kind and exciting storytelling.  Congrats on a lovely show!”
Chanté, Riverside Studios

“You went down a treat and as always there were many smiley faces leaving your marquee!”
Director, Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival

“You made such a simple and educational play into a gripping adventure.  We loved it and Benjie thinks you should be performing at the Courtyard every weekend.  He has been talking about it all day long”
Sylvia, mum, Courtyard Arts Centre

“The Nursery and Reception teams all said how much the children loved the show”
Old Oak Primary

“Thank you for a fantastic day!  You were brilliant and the children loved the whole experience”
World Book Day at Hilldene Primary

“A M A Z I N G”
Zachary, age 8, Karamel Kids

“Brilliant – wonderful rhyme and very funny – and also so visual which made it very engaging for children to follow.  Still remember your pirate show from six years ago!”
Zibiah, mum, Karamel Kids

“You really transported us all to the different places.  Funny and poignant.  We loved it – and look forward to reading the book at home.  Hope to see you again!”
Mum and Robyn, age 5, Karamel Kids

“Thank you for an utterly fabulous afternoon of theatre, fun and fantastic big pants!  The kids had a riot!”
Stepping Into Stories Herne Hill Kids Lit Festival

“The storytelling and sound effects kept our daughter captivated throughout.  Really magical”
Toby, Barnes Christmas Storytelling Party

“Kids loved the show, especially ‘travelling’ to different spaces”
Family, Barnes Christmas Storytelling Party

“My daughter had a wonderful time and found it really entertaining.  We all loved it!”
Mum, Askew Road library event

“Fantastic show.  Three generations enjoyed it so much!”
Malek family, Chiswick Book Festival

“Fabulous storytelling.  Thoroughly enjoyed”
Parent of Olivia, age 4, Chiswick Book Festival

“We loved it – absolutely wonderful.  It is fantastic to have seen the show and now to read the book – this kind of treat is a massive contributor to helping my daughter learn to read!”
Gemma, mum, Chiswick Book Festival

“I really loved it!”
Y1 pupil, St Thomas of Canterbury Infant School

“I was amazed – you had them engaged from the start.  Thank you for celebrating World Book Day with us!”
Aftercare manager, Belmont Primary

“Lovely!  So different!”
Parent, Alligator’s Mouth Children’s Bookshop

“It was outstanding.  Very very good acting”
AJ, age 7, Shepherd’s Bush library

“Captured the children’s attention and imagination so well”
Parent, Shepherd’s Bush library

“Wow!  We loved it”
Mrs Handley, deputy head, Bourton Meadow Academy

“A heady mix for a young audience, but Joe and Willow embraced the subject matter with playfulness and bags of fun in a captivating tale… clever well thought out audience participation that had the kids enthralled and eager to join in.  This highly entertaining production has a strong uplifting message.  Delightful!”
Newbury Weekly News

“It was awesome.  Loved the dancing and rapping!  Loved the morals.  Made us happy and laughed a lot”
Family, Watermill Theatre

“Loved it.  Very talented duo”
Family, Watermill Theatre

“Thank you so much – it was just what the KS2 children needed!  They absolutely loved the play and couldn’t stop talking about it all day long!  My class have read the poetry books from cover to cover already”
Miss Morley, Y4 teacher, Old Oak Primary

“The best show yet!  We love Really Big Pants Theatre Company.  Such an important message, so much fun, and two amazing ladies!”
Cody, age 8; Casey, age 10; and Mummy, Brentwood Theatre

“It was a really good show.  Better than a puppy”
Hannah, age 7, Brentwood Theatre

“Thank you SO much for yet another WOW of a show!  You had them rapt from beginning to end.  We’ve had some lovely feedback from the schools, so of course you went down a treat”
Artistic director, Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival

“That was so cool!”
Y5 pupil, Leigh Primary at Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival

“Thank you, I really loved the show”
Y4 pupil, Ightham Primary at Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival

“An astonishing show and I love it that much that I bought the book!  I love the morals that run through it: friendship, respect, and standing up for yourself.  The show is very interactive.  Joe and Willow are awesome!”
Greta, Y5, Bourton Meadow Academy

“I’m rating it five stars.  I loved the characters, they were very funny and the acting was amazing.  I love how you got everyone a part of the show”
Coral, Y5, Bourton Meadow Academy

“It was an amazing play.  I really liked the fact they added a moral – it doesn’t matter what your gender is, you can do whatever you want.  Also the theme of friendship ran through the entire thing.  Both kids and adults would find it hilarious.  I would recommend this to everyone: it is incredible”
Eloise, Y5, Bourton Meadow Academy

“The children were buzzing in class afterwards – they loved it!”
Y3 teacher, Melcombe Primary

“Absolutely amazing!!!!”
10yo, Courtyard Arts Centre

“Brilliant show, they had all the children immersed”
Steward, Courtyard Arts Centre

“It was fantastic!!!”
Max, age 9, The Cockpit

“Excellent!  We laughed a lot.  Big thumbs up from us”
Nicola, parent, The Cockpit

“The acting was amazing”
Arian, age 10, The Cockpit

“It gave us belly laughs and much more!!  A great family show that is interactive and educational.  Highly recommended!”
Lucy, parent, The Cockpit

Y4 pupil, Lowther Primary

“Joe and Willow’s boundless energy and engaging style will keep children of all ages hooked.  The clever way they weave different themes into their show really give the performance an added dimension”
Headteacher, Lowther Primary

“So many topics covered, and the children were engaged throughout”
Y3 teacher, Lowther Primary

“Wonderful.  Great messages for children”
Director, Castelnau Community Centre, Barnes

“Fantastic show.  Full of variety, very creative and smartly done!”
Mum, Lyric Hammersmith

“Fabulous show – brilliant!  Superb!”
Amanda, mum, Lyric Hammersmith

“Brilliant show, the kids (and grown-ups!) absolutely loved it
Parent, Stratford Literary Festival

“Absolutely fabulous!”
Harry, age 8, and Kelly, Hazlitt Theatre

“Great show – amazing acting
Sophie, age 7, and Belinda, Hazlitt Theatre

“From Reception to Y6, the children have had great fun watching and participating in a Really Big Pants theatre production this morning as inspiration for the Summer Reading Challenge
School librarian, St Stephen’s Primary

“Thank you again for such a magical performance.  The entire audience, from Year 1 through to Year 6, was totally gripped by the wonderful world you created.  We will definitely be inviting you back”
Y3/4 Teacher, Old Oak Primary

SUDDENLY…! enthralled our whole school from the littlest Y1 to the coolest Y6.  Full of fun and energy with some great messages about the joy of reading and looking out for your friends, we loved Really Big Pants.  Joe and Willow are amazing”
Senior Senco Assistant, St Richard’s CE Primary

“Thank you once again for a wonderful afternoon.  The children thoroughly enjoyed it and it was lovely to see them so engaged and enthusiastic!”
Phase leader, Long Ridings Primary

“That was awesome!”
Deputy headteacher, Soho Parish Primary

“Today was a brilliant success and the kids absolutely loved the show.  Thank you”
BookTrust, Pyjamarama

“An amazing play!  A fantastic afternoon enjoyed by all.  What a great start to book week!”
Headteacher, Blackmore Primary

“Such energy on the stage!  So so impressed!  Thank you – my children adored it”
Annie, Alex, Lyra and Midge, Dulwich Village Christmas Stocking

“Superb.  I especially liked the invisible genie.  I saw him quite vividly!”
Leon’s mommy, Dulwich Village Christmas Stocking

“All the children were entranced, enthralled, giggling, learning… Really Big Pants are ridiculously fun whilst being educational throughout their show.  Such a great fit for Beanstalk BookFest 2018 – we are so grateful for their time and energy!”
Beanstalk area manager, Beanstalk BookFest

“You are legendary!!!  Super super super amazing!!!”
Y1, Danegrove Primary, Beanstalk BookFest

“A for Amazing
B for Brilliant
C for Crackingly fun!!
Cannot wait to bring this into schools so more children can laugh and enjoy this wonderful story.  The most engaging 50 mins I’ve had in a long time!”
Lillie McCotter, The Reading Room

“Ladies, you are super duper!  Thanks for letting me be the brake on the magic carpet!  Second time seeing the show”
Helen, parent, Brentwood Children’s Literary Festival

“Great show – LOVED the environmental education aspect!”
Christen, parent, Brentwood Children’s Literary Festival

“The children absolutely loved it – brilliant!  Come back next year!”
Mr Cooper, deputy head, Heathmere Primary; organiser of Roehampton Reads festival

“I loved that!  Absolutely brilliant!  You girls were great”
Grandma Kelly, Roehampton Reads festival

“I wish I had Really Big Pants…”
Tony, Alligator’s Mouth Children’s Bookshop at Roehampton Reads festival

“Wow!  An amazing performance.  The children were thoroughly engaged from start to finish – even Year 6 who are a tough audience.  Excellent humour for all ages.  You really did bring the story to life and I can’t thank you enough.  Please come back and work with us on World Book Day!”
Mrs Handley, deputy head, Bourton Meadow Academy at Buckingham Literary Festival

“Fabulous performance kept over 400 Y3-Y6 children rapt for an hour.  The magic of storytelling!  Thank you for opening BuckLitFest 2018!”
Festival co-ordinator, Buckingham Literary Festival

“It was funny and creative and excellent”
Harley, Y3, Bourton Meadow Academy at Buckingham Literary Festival

“It was ACE!”
Children’s Director, Stoke Newington Literary Festival

“That was sooooooo amazing.  Can we see it again?”
7yo, Grasmere Primary at Stoke Newington Literary Festival

“I very much liked the part where we all joined in with the magic words!”
Siri, Y2, William Patten Primary at Stoke Newington Literary Festival

“I enjoyed it so much, we played it ourselves at lunchtime”
Mia, Y2, Highover Primary

“It was so, so funny!  Please can you do another one?”
Maeve, Reception, Highover Primary

“I feel excited now to read the book!”
Jack, Y2, Highover Primary

“A stupendous performance for World Book Day”
English co-ordinator, Bevington Primary

“Tremendously enjoyed a marvellous performance.  Can’t recommend the show enough and so looking forward to getting lost in the book when we get home!  Inspiring work, such huge talent!”
School governor and parent, Belmont Primary

“The best show we’ve ever had!  Moved me to tears”
Y2 teacher, Southfield Primary

“The best story in the whole wide world!”
7yo, Redbridge Children’s Storytelling Festival

“A tour de force!”
Festival co-ordinator, Beanstalk BookFest

“Show was great!  Children were so engaged and loved it.  Funny for adults too.  Thank you!”
Pooles Park Primary at Beanstalk BookFest

“The children were enthralled”
Monkfrith Primary at Beanstalk BookFest

“Thank you for having us, it was really funny and I liked it when we could participate”
Lynden, Y6, Sacred Heart Primary at Beanstalk BookFest

“So clever considering there were just two actors and a few props portraying many characters!  Great audience interaction and involvement.  The CD is just as funny as the show!  #TeamSvetlana!”
Parent, Courtyard Arts Centre

“You rock!  I am so encouraged to read more”
Hannah, age 8, Brentwood Children’s Literary Festival

“Thank you so much for being part of our festival – you were fantastic!”
Natasha, organiser, Brentwood Children’s Literary Festival

“What a rare pleasure it was to have Really Big Pants perform for us.  Keeping a school entertained from Reception to Year 6 is quite a feat, but the show had a rapt audience.  So much content that can be explored in the classroom… a real must-see!”
Mrs Roberts, Y3 teacher, Cheapside Primary

“It was great!  The storyline was fun to follow and the characters were very unique.  I would give it 10/10!”
Colette, age 11, Barnes Children’s Literature Festival

“Classic British nonsense.  Loved it :)”
Parent, Barnes Children’s Literature Festival

“Such a great show – you were terrific!”
Festival co-ordinator, Family Day & Schools Day, Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival

“We loved the show – the children were spellbound!  What a fantastic, energetic and hilarious performance!”
Parent, Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival

“Awesome!  We were in stitches!”
Parent, Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival

“Spellbound from the start… it’s thoroughly entertaining, but there’s also a strong educational aspect to the show… performed with infectious energy and enthusiasm”
Theatre Things

“I love this show, it has inspired me to write my own stories and plays”
Tilly, age 9, Cockpit Theatre

“You’re both brilliant!  Thank you for giving us such joy and making us all laugh.  The children loved it!”
Suzanne, aunt, Cockpit Theatre

“Hilarious, full of energy, and great lessons for life.  And we listened to the audiobook as soon as we got back, and loved it”
Fay, parent, Cockpit Theatre

“We had a great time and thank you so much for your boundless energy!  It has been a fabulous World Book Day for children big and small!”
Mrs King, Y2 teacher and literacy co-ordinator, Dulwich Village Infants’

“A big thank you – the show was great and the children really enjoyed it.  Hope you will return to Melcombe!”
Miss Frost, Y1 teacher and literacy co-ordinator, Melcombe Primary

“Phenomenal performance as well as story”
Jeanine, parent, audiobook launch, Waterstones Chiswick

“Amazing performance and a deep moral behind.  It touched me.  Very well done”
Marianna, parent, audiobook launch, Waterstones Chiswick

“Very funny and a big adventure”
Elia, age 7, ArchWay With Words Book Festival

“FANTASTIC.  Funny, educational and engaging – a great hour for the kids”
Parent, Chiswick Book Festival

“Really funny writing and performances!  Adults loved it as much as the kids.  Encore!”
Harriet, parent, Chiswick Book Festival

“We had such a great time!  My child really enjoyed the show and so did I!!”
Blanca, parent, Karamel Kids

“Amazing!  You are such wonderful storytellers.  The staging and movement across the floor as well as your acting and audience interaction is fantastic.  We’ll come again and again until my children outgrow you!”
Amy, parent, Watermill Theatre

“It made me very happy”
Emily, age 5, Watermill Theatre

“Brilliant!  It’s the second show we have seen by you and it didn’t disappoint.  Keep making great shows!”
Parent, Watermill Theatre

“We’d love to work with you again – it was wonderful!  Perfect for the Summer Reading Challenge”
Staff, Hammersmith Library

“The children really loved the performance – it was great sitting where I was near the front because you could see all of their rapt faces!  The teachers all enjoyed it too!”
Miss Anson, deputy head, St Gabriel’s Primary

“I think all children of primary school age would benefit from the show.  Brilliant actors – the children absolutely loved it!  They were talking about it all day!”
Miss Mistry, assistant principal, Lena Gardens Primary

“We definitely want you back!  The children were so into it… the looks on their faces!”
Miss Weitzman, Y6 teacher, Lena Gardens Primary

“Years 3-6 were utterly gripped… the children all loved the performance especially the fact they didn’t just sit back and watch, instead they all had the opportunity to get involved with actions and sound effects.  The hall was filled with laughter and wonder!”
Miss O’Donnell, Y4 teacher, St Boniface Primary

“The children loved it.  Will keep an eye out for your new show!”
Miss McMullan, Y4 teacher, Hallfield Primary

“Huge thanks for bringing SUDDENLY…! to Oaklands as part of our Reading Week.  We LOVED it!”
Ms Packham, deputy head, Oaklands Primary

“Fantastic… supported the love of reading and telling stories – perfect for our book week!  All the children absolutely loved the show”
Miss Castle, Y6 teacher, Oaklands Primary

“What a wonderful mix of performing arts and literacy for children, I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us on their next visit”
Nana, KS2 teacher, Avondale Park Primary

“I didn’t think that only two people could keep Year 3 entertained for an hour, let alone Year 6 and the teachers, but every time I looked around the assembly was in stitches and applause.  I could have watched all afternoon”
Debbie, KS2 teacher, Avondale Park Primary

“How many stories can you get in one play?  It was amazing!  I can’t believe I knew all of them”
Shy, age 7, Avondale Park Primary

SUDDENLY…! has got to be the funniest play ever, and it taught me to make sure I always have good manners”
Julie, age 6, Avondale Park Primary

“A thoroughly enjoyable show that acts as a great springboard into storytelling and creative writing”
Matt, Reception teacher, Gospel Oak Primary

“Well presented for the age range and kept the children’s attention brilliantly.  We did some writing afterwards that was superb!  Great stimulus for further activities”
Toby, KS1 teacher, Gospel Oak Primary

“I thought it was really clever how there were only two of them playing so many characters and how they kept changing costumes”
Betsabe, Y2 student, Gospel Oak Primary

“I really liked that they were in their pyjamas and when my friend got to be in the show as the postman”
Hanna, Y1 student, Gospel Oak Primary

“It was great how they changed their voices and their expressions to become lots of different characters”
Tye, Y2 student, Gospel Oak Primary

SUDDENLY…! put a unique spin on familiar and much-loved stories, and the children were both engaged and entertained.  I would definitely recommend the show to schools and libraries”
Sumbo, events co-ordinator, Primrose Hill Library

“They were really inspiring and it made me want to write a play”
Naomi, age 10, Primrose Hill Library

SUDDENLY…! was brilliant.  Great story and a moral too… thank you!”
Minnie, age 6, Primrose Hill Library

“Entertaining from start to finish.  My six-year-old has been asking when we can watch it again.  I’ll definitely be looking out for more shows by Really Big Pants”
Summer, parent, Lauderdale House

“I have never laughed so much at a children’s play.  The acting was captivating and witty.  An excellent show for the whole audience”
Dani, parent, Lauderdale House

“VERY funny… it was great!”
Tom T, age 8, Mango Bubbles Books

“Captivating, exciting and unforgettable”
Alison Steadman, actress and children’s author

“An exhilarating tale with the twist that we’ve come to expect from the excellent Really Big Pants”
Teresa Gallagher, children’s voice artist (Thunderbirds, Amazing World of Gumball, Octonauts)

“Great fun for all ages.  We had a blast”
Rosie, St Margaret’s House

“Charming!  My daughter loved every minute”
Parent, St Margaret’s House

“I loved this show and I found it amazing how you learnt all of those lines and so much energy”
Cecily, age 9, Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre

“What a funny, fabulous show with such an important message.  Thank you!  We loved it!”
Mum, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

“Magical show.  We all loved it”
Yossi and Bella, Poplar Union

“Grace insisted on reciting the ‘reuse, recycle’ mantra on the way home.  Congratulations for what is one of the best shows for children I’ve taken her to (well worth a second visit).  The many shows I see who undervalue pace and slapstick and surprise (and message!) would do well to come and see how it should be done and how to involve their young audience and make them laugh.  Bravo!”
Grace’s grandpa, Barnes Children’s Literature Festival

“Fantastic!  We loved the way you embedded important lessons within the show in such a creative way.  Very humorous, and amazing acting!”
Zakiyya, Adan & Musa, Redbridge Children’s StoryFest

“Fabulous show!  Recycling message was especially effective – presented with fun and in great style!”
Parent, Redbridge Children’s StoryFest

“Another brilliant show, so entertaining and good fun; we came to see SUDDENLY…! and enjoyed it so much that we wouldn’t have missed this!!”
Sarah & Daniel, Redbridge Children’s StoryFest

“Loved!  Loved!  Loved!  Very interactive”
Parent, Redbridge Children’s StoryFest

“Excellent show.  Should be on the TV.  Kids had a great time.  Thank you!”
Y2 teacher, St Monica’s Primary at Museum of London Docklands

“We just thought it was fab!  Kids laughed loads and were engaged throughout, excellent job.  More please”
Home Education Hub parents at Museum of London Docklands

“We love your show, Maggie and Roy, please do it again!”
Y2, Seven Kings Primary at Museum of London Docklands

“We were SO impressed by the standard and quality of the performance.  The children were still singing the recycle song back at school”
Miss O’Brien, Y2 teacher, St Joachim’s Primary at Museum of London Docklands

“I just loved it and I think that it was the best thing I’ve ever watched”
Angel, Y4, St Leonard’s Primary at Museum of London Docklands

“Thank you very much.  Great show and important message”
Grandma, Hazlitt Theatre

“45 wonderful minutes of being a child again”
Grandpa, age 73, Chiswick Book Festival

“Fabulous, funny, exciting, engaging.  Thank you so much!”
Parent, Chiswick Book Festival

“A great message – using the turtle definitely had a big impact.  Mixing with the silly jokes meant they listened to every word”
Parent, Chiswick Book Festival

“We really enjoyed it, especially the egg part!  Thank you”
William, Charlie & Jake, age 5, The Hawth, Crawley

“The looks on their faces were unbelievable – pure joy all the way to Year 6”
Bevington Primary

“Brilliant and bonkers!”
Parent, Devizes Arts Festival

“It was brilliant, the children all loved it”
Y3 teacher, St Augustine’s Primary

“Cool show for kids and adults to enjoy as family.  Will be looking out for your next one”
Parent, Karamel Kids

“It was a great show and the children LOVED it!  Already looking forward to next time!”
Ms Packham, deputy head, Oaklands Primary

“Elena wishes Really Big Pants could come to Oaklands EVERY DAY! #bigfan”
Parent, Oaklands Primary

“Fantastic show.  We sang the recycle song all the way home!”
Janette, parent, Mill Arts Centre

“Funny faces on the time travel scenes were inspired.  Thanks for a great afternoon”
Team Turner and the Joneses, Mill Arts Centre

“Fabulous show – lots of fun learning!  Splendid acting from a dazzling duo!  Superb”
Emily and Grandma, Cryer Theatre

“Fabulous, loved the show, perfect choice of songs.  Loved the touch of education re recycling”
Parent, Cryer Theatre

“One of the best children’s comedy shows I’ve ever seen – it was absolutely sensational and I can’t wait to see more from the Really Big Pants Theatre Company”
Loulou, age 11, Barnes Fringe Festival

“Thank you for your fantastic contribution to the Recycle Challenge festival!  I was really impressed by the show”
Aisling, family festival co-ordinator, Museum of London Docklands

“A sincere story of friendship, teamwork and Roycycling.  There’s lots of audience interaction and plenty of the cheeky humour you would expect from a company named after oversized undies.  It’s not easy to create this style of pop-up theatre, able to adapt to a range of venues and hugely varying age ranges, and creating shows that can tackle varied subjects and different bits of the curriculum… a successfully sweet, educationally-focused experience”
Children’s Theatre Reviews

“What a triumph – great to see the theatre so full of pirates!  We look forward to welcoming you back”
Paul Hart, artistic director, Watermill Theatre

“The show was brilliant, my son and I really enjoyed it.  Looking forward to seeing you again!”
Rosanna, parent, Watermill Theatre

“Fantastic show. Great to have an excuse to dress as pirates too”
Samantha, parent, Watermill Theatre

“A great show, and what a valuable experience these workshops have been”
Mr Whittle, Y4 teacher, St Luke’s Primary

“A brilliant afternoon at the theatre.  We sang ‘Reduce it…’ all the way home”
Paul, parent, Cockpit Theatre

“Thanks for making your shows with such love, humour and care.  My six-year-old is still singing the recycling song!”
Sophie, parent, Gospel Oak Primary

“As well as the environment content, PLUNDERED! is also a great starting point for English (storytelling/drama unit).  We all really enjoyed the show and making treasure maps while singing the songs afterwards”
Kelly, KS1 teacher, Gospel Oak Primary

“The puppets were really engaging for
the children, plus a good range of different characters!  Great enthusiasm”
Toby, KS1 teacher, Gospel Oak Primary

“The audience included some children with developing English, some with short concentration spans and some who can sit glued to a screen but not when listening to a story – all watched you for close to an hour!!  We really loved it”
Nicky, Head of EYFS, Gospel Oak Primary

“I loved it!  It’s really funny and it made me think of things I’d never really thought about before, like how many plastic bags are floating around the world”
Tess, age 8

PLUNDERED! is a GREAT show!  It’s such a brilliant idea.  Our planet is drowning in plastic.  A turtle found on a beach in Mexico had 280 plastic bags in its stomach and had starved and choked to death.  Millions of bottles and bags are used every day and the tiny amount of recycling cannot address the problem.  Education is the only answer.  Let’s teach our young children about pollution and hopefully produce a generation of kids that are aware and can teach their parents the dangers of plastic.  It’s a wonderful thing Really Big Pants Theatre is doing”
Alison Steadman, actress, children’s author, and conservationist