More Story Please
“A play suitable for age range. Well organised, prepared and executed” Killamarsh Infant and Nursery School, Derbyshire.
Cast & Crew
Abi doesn’t want to go to sleep; she wants “More story”. She WON’T go to sleep, she wants…. “MORE STORY PLEASE?” but no one is taking any notice. When she finally gets Mum and Dad’s attention, they invent a story together which takes them on an exciting adventure to THE BEACH. They travel by bus, by train and even by space rocket and they have a wonderful time. At the beach they build sandcastles, play in the sea and eat ice cream, together. Playing with mum and dad can be such fun.
“More Story Please” is designed specifically for children aged 2 – 4 years and their families. It is a performance/participatory piece that not only entertains the very young, but also encourages them to make up their own stories - to actively participate in the theatre itself. Using music and active storytelling, the three actors take the children on a magical journey using simple everyday objects and familiar settings, freeing imaginations and inspiring creative play.
Writer - Nick Wood
Director – Penny Breakwell
Designer – Laura McEwan
Composer – Matt Marks
More Story Please toured between November and December 2008
“I have been the Head teacher at this school for 21 years and have never seen such positive feedback from parents or such a high level of engagement of children. Thank you so much.” – Head teacher, Harrington Nursery, Derby.
“More Story Please was fab! The Children loved it - it was pitched at exactly the right level” – Derwent Children’s Centre, Derby.
“I enjoyed it as much as him” – Somercoates Children’s Centre, Derbyshire.
“They seemed excited and fired up by it. Teachers thought it was brilliant; parents also really enjoyed it. “I can see I’m going to have to have her on my back more, flying!”; “Just at the right level for the children and just the right mix of action and sitting”; “I’d employ them tomorrow to come to school”; “Really good, the children were mesmerized” – Killisick Children’s Centre and local Foundation Unit, Nottinghamshire.
“An excellent performance – the children loved it and got a lot from the afternoon. The staff loved it too!” – Derwent Children’s Centre, Derby.
“The bit after when talking to children was brilliant – just right for this age group” – Tiddlywinks, Lyndhurst Estate, Erdington.
“It was brilliant – I want to come again” – child, St. Alkmund’s, Derby, public performance.
“I felt that my child would not like this, but he really enjoyed it and joined in. Three children went home and did a show all afternoon at the childminders. My child came home and carried on doing a show – we had lots of fun.” – Arnbrook Children’s Centre, Nottinghamshire.