For early years

LYT has a wide range of Storytelling sessions on offer. Every session is interactive and participatory.

A strong engaging narrative is supported by puppets, song and music.

All our sessions explore relationships, communication, and work to the SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) outcomes and the national curriculum.

The age-specific stories are suitable for schools, early years settings, libraries and Children’s Centres.

Our current interactive stories are: (click on the link for full description)

The Boo Hoo Baby for children aged 3 to reception.

Space Girl for 9 to 12s, school years 4-6.

The Fire Bird from the Russian Folk Tale for 8 to 12s, school years 4 to 6

The Boy in the Trees from the story by Italo Calvino for 8 to 12s, school years 4 to 6

The Land of Giants for 4 to 6, school years reception, year 1 2 & 3

Storyteller’s Workshop interactive sessions

Please give us a call on 020 8690 3428 or info@lewishamyouththeatre.com if you would like to book a session or find out more.

For ages 3 – 5 years, school years reception to year 3:

“The Boo Hoo Baby”

from the board book by Cressida Cowell

Baby Boo needs something, but what it is he just doesn’t know!

Through song, puppets and simple word repetition, and the help of Boo’s toys, the children take part in helping Boo to get what he needs.

Details:

  • We can fit the storytelling session to your space & your times.
  • We can perform inside or outside (depending on weather of course).
  • Works for a class to a maximum of 30 children
  • We will provide posters to spread the work to your children & families.
  • Running time 30 to 40 minutes

 Storyteller’s Workshop

A very interactive session where children get to be part of the story.  Based on the Grimm’s fairy tales, children act out parts, learn to work together to create the scene, and dress up as characters!

For school years 4-7:

Space Girl

Mary Moon is nine years old. Her friends call her Space Girl because her Dad is an astronaut. Mary hasn’t seen her Dad since last week and no one will tell her where he is!

Join Mary on her mission to the moon as she boldly goes in search of her Dad.

This interactive story is full of facts about the moon, the planets and the solar system. It is a great starting point or revision for work on earth, space and the Science Curriculum for Keystage 1&2

Details:

  • Can be performed in your classroom or school hall
  • For the whole class or whole year group.
  • Running time is approximately 40 minutes

The Fire Bird

The Tzars Golden apples are disappearing one by one!

But who is the thief? Prince Ivan sets out to find who it is, win back his father’s love and find friendship and of course a beautiful Princess.

A Russian adventure story for years 4 & 5.

Details:

  • Can be performed in your classroom or school hall
  • For the whole class, or whole year group.
  • Running time is approximately 40 minutes

The Boy in the Trees

It is Italy 500 years ago and Cosimo is just 10 years old.

He tries so hard to please his family but when they give him snail soup for breakfast, again, he decides enough is enough!

Taken from the short story by Italo Calvino this tale explores family relationships, how we listen and communication.

The story is followed by a drama workshop.

For year group 5, 6 & 7.

Details:

  • Can be performed in your classroom or school hall
  • For the whole class or whole year group.
  • Running time is approximately 60 minutes

The Land of Giants

Finn is the smallest Giant in his school and the biggest giant wants to play.

Can Finn’s sister help them to learn to play together?

Taken from an ancient Irish legend this participatory piece uses puppet & song to examine restorative justice.