New storytelling performance in schools

Part of the Manchester Children’s Book Festival, THE MAGIC PORRIDGE POT will bring our usual fantastic combination of puppetry, live music and innovative participation to schools this November & December.

A bear with a thorn in its paw thinks that the woods will gobble it up! Such a sharp tooth! Henny-Penny has learnt lots of ways to help manage her feelings & when a new friendship is forged, the bowl that Bear gives her changes her family’s life forever!

This is a story about helping each other, dealing with our feelings, celebrating difference & porridge (of course!)

Performed by the brilliant Monica Sagar & Matt Wardle with Emily Capstick (writer), this production will be tailored for EYFS, KS1 & children with special educational needs & difficulties. Thanks to support from public funding by National Lottery through Arts Council England, we have a limited number of performances at a highly subsidised rate. We are also able to create, for the first time, a filmed version of the story for children who are home educated or unable to return to school due to medical needs or emotional well-being.

We recognise that children will have been affected by Covid19 in many diverse ways and the key role that creativity, connection and communication will play in supporting their readjustment and building relationships, engagement and alleviating anxiety. We want to support schools to do this and are always pleased to discuss how our drama, theatre and storytelling can best work in your school.

Through our Speech Bubbles practice, London Bubble Theatre invited us to be part of a series of training sessions on ‘Trauma informed practice’ by Kazzum Arts. This included some mindfulness techniques which we are weaving into the narrative of the performance to share with children.

For more information or to book please email