New dates for Magic Porridge Pot Spring 2021

The children absolutely loved the performance… St James Primary School, Gorton.

We are thrilled to announce that The Magic Porridge Pot will be touring Manchester primary and specialist support school this coming spring, as part of the Manchester Children’s Book Festival!

More than 2,000 children have enjoyed the show this winter but we know that there are many schools who weren’t able to welcome us into school because of COVID. Here’s what some of them told us…

 The Y2 teacher told me that two of her children with SEN needs were ‘mesmerised’ with the performance – which truly speaks volumes of how wonderful your team are! 

As you will have seen, the children loved the show. It was really clever how you tied in themes of ‘lockdown’ without being too explicit. It also had lots of PSHE links. The children loved the puppets 

The children absolutely loved the performance and have been talking about it all week! The children have been mark making and labelled their favourite character in the performance and they were amazed by the puppets and especially adored the Goldilocks puppet and the cat. I would highly recommend this theatre company. 

The adults in class appreciated how interactive it was and that the children’s ideas were included. I really liked how it linked to the children’s recent experiences of being stuck at home. The whole performance was funny and creative.

The calm down techniques were really helpful and something we can easily do in class. All the children were really engaged and fascinated.  It was a great way of talking about our experience of the pandemic without having to be explicit about Covid. Really really wonderful! 

If you would like more information about the performance or to book, then please email