'The Elves and the Shoemaker'
Touring 9th July - 9th August across Dorset and Hampshire: Full details HERE
Set in a world without music, where humans have forgotten what dancing is for,
the entire audience will be cast as Elves and are an integral part of this very interactive show.
The race is on to secretly save the Shoemakers shop from going out of business,
and trying to find a way to help humans remember music and the joy of dancing - all without being discovered!
Safely rediscover the joy of live events and shared experience, with a feel good factor that’ll keep your feet tapping for the rest of the day!
Particularly suitable for audiences with additional needs: all performances are 'relaxed',
with embedded sign language, seated dance, and a multi-sensory approach
Sat 10th July, 3pm & 5pm
Arts by the Sea and Festival Coast Live: Find us in Bournemouths Lower Gardens between the Wimbledon screen and the crazy golf!
Sat 24th July, 11am and 2pm
Lighthouse Poole, 21 Kingland Rd, Poole BH15 1UG TICKETS
Tues 3rd Aug, 3pm
Rockbourne Roman Villa, Fordingbridge SP6 3PG TICKETS
Wed 4th Aug, 11am
The Red House Museum, Quay Rd, Christchurch BH23 1BU TICKETS
Wed 4th Aug, 3pm
Nether Compton Recreation Ground, DT9 4QD (Artsreach) TICKETS
Thurs 5th Aug, 11am
Sturminster Marshall Village Hall, Wimborne BH21 4BQ
Part of The Sting in the Tale Festival of Stories: TICKETS
Sat 7th Aug, 11am
Alderholt Village Hall, SP6 3RB (Artsreach) TICKETS
Sat 7th Aug, 3pm
Blandford Museum - open air performance at The Arches. TICKETS
Christchurch Connect (9th July)
High Mead Farm (9th July)
Access Dorset (12th July)
Diverse Abilities (3rd Aug)
Artz+ (5th Aug)
The Dorset Children’s Foundation (6th and 8th Aug).
If you are supported by any of these organisations, please contact them directly for performance details.
Adventures of a Porridge Thief"
We perform in schools and day centres from the end of November until mid-January.
November & December 2021 tour - FULL
January 2022 tour - ALMOST FULL
Book now / check dates - 01202 421806 / 07855 117530 /
“We LOVED the whole performance! It was wonderful to see our less confident children up, dancing and smiling. Lots of feedback from parents saying they went home singing songs, dancing and drawing pictures of the event”
“It was fantastic. Children in all year groups were engaged throughout. Very well set up and performed. Audience participation was great. Children enjoyed the well known songs”
“Once again another amazing performance. The performance was perfectly pitched for the primary age range and the audience was actively engaged with the play. Great to see instruments being played and children joining in in a variety of ways. "
“Great adaptation of the story, humour was perfect for the children and adults. LOVED the inclusion of the audience members! All adults and children really enjoyed every aspect, thank you”
Up close, immersive and very interactive,
a Treehouse Panto is always a unique experience!
We always stage our Pantomime in-the-round, as it allows the whole audience to see and hear properly. Its a very immersive experience, with the actors centre stage the whole time, surrounded by and interacting with the audience. The action feels VERY close, especially if there's a hungry dragon or a sword fight or a chase going on!
Around 30 audience members can have a small part in the show, from minor speaking parts to interactive scenery (strictly volunteers only - we never pick on people!). It makes each performance unique to its audience, and adds a layer of fun and involvement far beyond dragging unwilling participants onto stage, or just shouting from your seat.
We are a small company, our cast are very skilled, and every show is written for specific actors to perform using their unique talents. With the freedom to harness the skills of our cast members, rather than a one-size-fits-all-actors script, our shows include live music played on real instruments by actors on stage, stilt-walking, gymnastics, rapping, sword fighting....things which make live theatre memorable and exciting
Shows open to the public
There will be performances open to the public, for which you will be able to buy tickets:
1 performance for the general public, on a Saturday afternoon in January (Bournemouth)
1 performance for Home Educating Families, on a weekday morning in January (Bournemouth)
2 relaxed performances for people with disabilities, on a weekday afternoon in January (One in Bournemouth and one in New Milton).
We plan to apply for Arts funding to enable us to offer more relaxed performances - please contact us if you are interested in hosting one!