Blunderbus Theatre Blunderbus Theatre

Creating the best in children's theatre for over 17 years!

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Children should experience live theatre shows!


BOOK A SHOW! - We visit hundreds of schools every year with

our fantastic theatre shows because we believe that children should have access to the very best in professional theatre. As you know,

all pupils are required to study aspects of drama throughout their education as part of English and literacy, so we're proud to be able

to support schools!


Our shows are devised especially for Foundation & KS1; they tell beautiful stories with characters and situations our young audience

can relate to, and there's usually a dilemma or two for the audience

to help resolve.


By watching one of our shows, children are encouraged to use

their imaginations and draw upon their own personal experiences

to enable them to understand and appreciate the world of people

from other places, times and cultures.


Book a Blunderbus show and not only will your children watch a fantastic live theatre performance, but the very experience itself will also support many aspects of your school curriculum from Speaking, Listening & Responding, to elements of PSHE and Citizenship.


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Fantastic schools shows 2016

For the past 17 years, Blunderbus has been producing high quality shows for children at Foundation & KS1 level. Over the years, we have literally played to millions of children in thousands of venues up and down, and right across the UK! But did you know, we also perform in schools?


We create magical, memorable experiences for the very young, and we take great care to ensure that all of our plays are age appropriate (suitable for 3 - 7 year olds). Quite simply, we love working with children!

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My Pet Monster and Me! by Bill Davies 


Sophie Bucket lives on a farm with her Dad. She

spends all of her time day-dreaming, but most of

her time alone. If only she had a little friend to

share her adventures. One day, Sophie finds an

egg.  She keeps it warm, and out pops a cuddly,

toothy, burpy, baby MONSTER!      


What we offer schools:

* FULL DAY visit 

Show only (AM or PM)

* BESPOKE drama workshop days


The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson


Plop was a baby Barn Owl. He was fat and fluffy. He

had big round eyes. He had very knackety knees.  

Plop was exactly the same as every barn owl that

has ever been – except for one thing. He was afraid

of the dark.


So, what do we offer?

For KS1 OR KS2 children

Touring to schools too

2 shows & 2 follow-on interactive Q & A's

Santa's Little Helper

by David Bedford and Tim Warnes

It’s Christmas Eve and Little Bear can’t wait to see Santa!  “Santa will come just as soon as you go to sleep,” Mummy Bear says. But Little Bear doesn’t want to go to sleep. He wants to see Santa!  


Suddenly. . . glug, glug, glug! What’s that noise? There’s someone downstairs... Will Little Bear really see Santa?

Young Albert Tuttle is nearly 7 years old, - far too old to believe in Santa!  


But, Albert is in for a big surprise. For as he sleeps on Christmas Eve, a big fat man wearing bright red pyjamas tumbles down his chimney.


It’s Santa, - he needs Albert’s help!

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I've Seen Santa


by Bill Davies

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1 show & 3 fun drama adventure workshops


* HALF DAY visit

Book for Summer & Autumn term 2016

Book for Spring term 2016

Book for Spring, Summer & Autumn term 2016

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We've earned our reputation as one of the UK's leading children's theatre companies, so you're in safe hands! We promise to make our visit very special, providing your children with the opportunity

to experience all of the magic of live theatre.

If you're interested in booking a FULL or HALF day visit to your school, take a look at the shows we offer, check when they are touring and then get in touch.  


When you book we will transform your school hall into a magical fairytale setting, with stunning scenery, costumes, props and

beautiful handcrafted puppets? This is what we offer:


Half Day visit (show only)

For a half day celebration, we offer a morning or afternoon per-

formance for up to 150 children.


Full Day visit (show & adventure workshops)

Why not enjoy a full day celebration? The celebrations will

extend to one or two performances, depending on the number

of children you have, followed by fun-filled, structured drama adventures for your children.


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Interactive toys and objects can help kids get into the story,

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Fantastic Online Resource Material!

Whether you book a full or half day, you will have access to

our online teacher resource material to prepare for our visit

and provide a host of ideas for follow-up work.


How to book? 

To find out more about availability and fees, give us a

call or email us.



01636 678 911



“The most valuable asset a nation has

is the creativity of its children.”

Alan Plater (playwright)

Add more value with our drama activities



fun-filled follow-on drama activities have been devised to

accompany each performance, but also to further develop

and explore the themes presented in the show.


These practical drama workshop sessions, around 30 - 40

minutes long, differentiate between children at Foundation

or Key Stage 1. Sessions are child-centred, lots of fun and

led by highly experienced workshop leaders.


Participation in our drama activities promotes language

development. But the collaborative nature of the sessions

also provides opportunities for children to develop key skills

of communication, negotiation, compromise and self-assertion.


As well as PSHE and Citizenship, our drama activities make

an important contribution to the development of thinking

skills identified in the National Curriculum, including:


                       information processing skills

                       reasoning skills

                       enquiry skills

                       creative thinking skills

                       evaluation skills


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The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Bill Davies


Charlie Hubble is a little boy with a very big dream, he wants to be a world-class magician.

So, he sets off to Mr Zacoor’s Toy Shop

to buy his spellbook. But Mr Zacoor is no

ordinary shopkeeper, he’s a real life Sorcerer!


And he has a very special job for Charlie...

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"The most valuable asset a nation has is the

creativity of its children."

Alan Plater (playwright)

"The most valuable asset a nation has is

the creativity of its children."

Alan Plater (playwright)

What about a full day of bespoke drama activities



can visit your school for one day, to a week-long residency with

tailored drama activities for your children. Our workshops are for

Foundation, KS1 and K2.