From the outset, the PuppetCraft cast encouraged a non-frontal and participatory style of theatre, asking children to sit on the floor close to the scenery.
The ensemble cast of three open and close The Boy Who Cried Wolf with the ‘clickety click’ of their knitting needles, and the story gradually weaves itself into being, framed by these little poetic and visual moments. Continue reading “The Boy Who Cried Wolf: theatre review”
I think that keeping myself and the children busy and active, doing lovely things and making lovely memories, is one of the best ways that I’ve dealt with the difficulties of the past eighteen months and helped myself and the children to settle and move on from the trauma of the separation: by doing things we love and spending time together. Continue reading “A National Trust half term”
I’ve written a new post for Grads.co.uk, called “It’s the little things…” about the experience of having a baby during … Continue reading It’s the little things…
The Achilles Effect explores gender bias in the entertainment aimed at primary school boys, focusing on the dominant themes in … Continue reading Gender stereotyping in children’s toys
I found an interesting story when I was looking up Hans Christian Andersen in response to a post about scary … Continue reading Do not let me have what I want
Spring is arriving in Yorkshire and I love the breezy sunshine. A trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park was an … Continue reading Yorkshire Sculpture Park