Little Angel Theatre

Welcome: The Magic Sketchbook!

About the show

Little Angel Theatre’s show was developed with refugee children. This energetic, interactive performance encourages kindness to new people who have travelled from distant places. The story begins in Eli’s bedroom as he gets ready for school. But today is a day unlike any other, his shirt has magically shrunk, his socks manage to attach themselves to each other and the biggest surprise of all is his laundry basket is home to a new, very shy, visitor Effy! Eli learns how to welcome Effy and together they discover exciting worlds as Effy draws in Eli’s magic sketchbook. They connect through laughter and play and learn about one another resulting in a warm new friendship.

Key stage / year groups:

  • EYFS, KS1, Lower KS2, SEND

Relevant areas of the National Curriculum

  • Art and design (construction, artists, tools/materials and practical techniques).

  • Creativity, Learning and Personal, Social and Emotional Development

About the pupil workshops

The ‘Welcome’ workshop involves students designing and making a butterfly puppet to be used by them in one of the interactive opportunities during the performance of Welcome: The Magic Sketchbook. The workshop also allows time for reflection around the themes in the show.

Teacher twilight CPD

The session will give opportunities for the teachers to learn about the themes, ideas and issues of the Welcome! Project. Teachers will be given the opportunity to make their own puppet using the same materials and brief as their students so that they can best support the workshop session on the day of the activity.

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About Little Angel Theatre

Little Angel Theatre has used puppetry to create and share inspiring stories since 1961, producing shows for young people which play in-house and tour. Our incredible creative learning department delivers exciting education and participatory activities in our venues, in schools and in community settings, fuelling imagination through the wonders of puppetry.

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