Under 5s

under 5s storytelling project

We work with disadvantaged young families delivering an innovative storytelling programme across children centres in Ipswich.

Funded by The Ragdoll Foundation, our interactive shows for under 5s develop the skills and confidence for parents to read and play with their children. Each year, we engage with over 100 children and families across 5 weeks, telling a different part of our fairytale story each week through play and music! At the end of the project, we invite the families to our theatre to celebrate their success at a special performance present them with a printed book of the story!

The Three Bears

Our first under 5s project was The Three Bears, which toured children centres in 2017 with storytellers, Ed and Fred!

“We thoroughly enjoyed the 5 weeks at hillside, thank you so much! Every night at bedtime my daughter is now reciting bits of the story and randomly shouts out “Ruuuuuuuby, Rooooonnie!”. It’s certainly made an imprint on her imagination! Amazing work!” – Parent

“My daughter loved this workshop so much, such a brilliant project. We’ve had to buy her a rainbow umbrella for singing and twirling. My youngest was captivated at the show even at just 4 months! Thanks for having us!”  – Parent

Red Riding Hood

In 2018, we toured Red Riding Hood around Ipswich children centres, bringing the story of Red Riding Hood to life with Ruby and Ronnie!

“Every night at bedtime my daughter is now reciting bits of the story and randomly shouts out “Ruuuuuuuby, Rooooonnie!”. It’s certainly made an imprint on her imagination! Amazing work!” – Parent 

“My daughter loved this workshop so much, such a brilliant project. We’ve had to buy her a rainbow umbrella for singing and twirling. My youngest was captivated at the show even at just 4 months!” – Parent

Jack and the Beanstalk

Our most recent project in 2019 was Jack and the Beanstalk, with Jack and Ronnie taking their magic beans to under 5s and families in Ipswich!

“Both my 3 and 1 year old have loved it every week and we’ve really looked forwards to it each week. It’s been great to see both of their confidence grow as well” – Parent

“Great show my son loved it and has not stopped singing the songs!” – Parent

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK was released online for free in June 2020 with two interactive episodes to support families during the COVID-19 pandemic!

Episode 1

Episode 2

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