by Paul Swift and Spectacle Theatre Ltd
In the Dark Woods is the story of 2 sisters.
Ella, who’s 6, and Izzy who’s 13. The story begins one day after school when Ella is alone in her bedroom…
“Do you want to play?… I’ll be Rapunzel, and she’s really small, and she’s lost her Mammy in the dark woods’’.
“Will you come with me into the dark woods and help me find my Mammy?”
Can you help Ella and Izzy find their Mammy before it’s too late?
In the Dark Woods is a participatory play for young people aged 7+, with a flexible structure that allows children and young people to respond at their own level. The play is part of an Educational Theatre Programme and uses fairy story characters and stories to examine loss & bereavement, and supports work on mental health, dementia, healthy relationships, domestic violence, and divided families.
The programme consists of the play, post play discussions, workshops, and Teaching Support Materials, and is available for Years 3 and upwards.
Our programmes are designed to enable classes to talk safely about sensitive issues relevant to their lives, increasing empathy and understanding of their own and others’ experiences; to engage all, including those who don’t normally engage; to enable everyone to participate at their own level; to draw on and validate their experience and knowledge, raising confidence & self-esteem and having a positive impact on learning and behaviour.
To book the In the Dark Woods Educational Theatre Programme, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org TEL. 07900493691/ 07849513883