The theatre company of stories, myths and legends is bringing together a fantastic array of readers. Many well-known actors, poets and authors have contributed home-recordings of themselves ...

Lockdown Tales

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  • Wonderful Beast Theatre Company
  • 0 - 12 years
  • Free
Lockdown Tales
Fantasic For Families

The theatre company of stories, myths and legends is bringing together a fantastic array of readers. Many well-known actors, poets and authors have contributed home-recordings of themselves reading much-loved stories and poems to children from whom they are separated due to Covid-19, sharing in the human experience of being grandparents, aunts, uncles, godparents, and friends separated from their families and loved ones.

In this imaginative and heart-warming project, every tale is dedicated to a much-missed child, then shared for free with children worldwide, bringing together families across the globe through the power of stories during the physical isolation of the Coronavirus crisis. Supported by publishers, with original music from Sylvia Hallett, alongside some fabulous actors, several children’s authors have also shared recordings of themselves reading their own material.

CHILDREN'S RESPONSES - WE WANT YOU TO JOIN IN! We always run outreach projects alongside our theatrical productions, and this project is no different. We are inviting children to respond creatively to the stories by engaging with resources and activities we'll be adding on our website.

We'd love to see your creations - be they in picture, poem, song or dramatic form - or anything you like. Let your imagination run wild!Tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or email us at info@wonderfulbeast.co.uk with pictures and videos of what you create.

  • Art, Theatre, Literary

Chosen stories might be remembered from childhood, suggested by children, or the readers’ own writing. Each story is for particular children, and for all children, because everyone is someone’s missed grandchild, niece, nephew, godchild, or friend. The current human experience is shared, the burden eased through a sense of universality, and connections made with every tale.

This activity may be particularly fantastic for those struggling to find ways of engaging their children in creative activities, particularly in those linked to literacy. Children are invited to respond creatively to the stories by engaging with the resources and activities available on the website, including drawing, acting, and writing their own stories and poems.

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