Tall Tales & Tiny Taradiddles - Schools, Libraries & Festivals
DYNAMIC STORYTELLING WITH QUIRKY PROPS
For those schools, or libraries, or outdoor events which don't have the budget, the space, the time or the audience size to warrant a full Widdershins show - or if you simply want to try something a little bit different - we can offer you our TALL TALES & TINY TARADIDDLES.
These are stories from all over the world - folk tales, fairy tales and myths - told with the gusto of a live theatrical show. Using some puppets, props and costume, Andy will tell one or more stories to a small group in a classroom, library, hall or even outside. These tales require hardly any set up time and are totally "unplugged".
NB: The story of Ug, Bug & Dug requires access to power
The Hare & The Hedgehog
In the game of Top Trumps, the Hare would always beat the Hedgehog in Speed, Agility and Length of leg, but in Cunning, the cute little Hedgehog will always win!
The Princess & The Pea
Is she or isn’t she a real princess….mmm! I wonder. “Pile up the mattresses, nice and high Tell her it’s for comfort if she asks why. If she says it’s bumpy, a Princess she must be. For only a Princess would notice a pea
Granny Dumpling makes the best dumplings in Japan. She is also fearless. When a fresh batch of dumplings rolls away from her house she must follow - even if this means following a hairy little goblin (an Oni) into his underground lair.
Nanooshka, Queen of The Goats
Lions are tough and scary! Jackals are cunning and hungry! But the old goat Nanooshka manages to outwit both of them by pretending to be The Queen of All Goats. A Queen with an endless appetite.
Musicians of Bremen
Have you ever wanted to be in a band? Looking cool with a guitar slung over your shoulder? Twiddling drumsticks high in the air? Well, this was the dream of four friends: Rodney the Donkey, Rufus the Dog, Mimi the Cat and Spockerel the Cockerel. The only problem they had was…. they couldn’t play their instruments at all!!
Ug, Bug & Dug
A long, long time ago – a time when people lived in caves and had to keep the fire burning to stay alive – there lived three brothers: Ug, Bug & Dug. But what actually happens when the fire goes out and you don’t know how to relight it? This is the exciting adventure of the long forgotten Oogadugga Tribe; their quest for fire; and the strange prehistoric beasts they encounter
Crazy Tales for Crazy Times
The six stories we are now offering were amongst the 40 stories told during the first lockdown in 2020 - under the title of "Crazy Tales for Crazy Times". These are more of a "bare bones" style of telling. The Tall Tales have a lot more visual texture to them.