FOR P1 - P4 PUPILS
Autumn 2024 & Winter 2025
It’s time to get baking!
Eggs crack - Butter melts - Puffs of flour fill the air -
The perfect platter of gingerbread people is ready for the oven.
But one of these biscuits has other ideas…
Ginger tells the tale of a misshapen gingerbread person, discarded and marked for the bin. Follow our biscuity hero as they inspire a picture-perfect kitchen to come alive in a cacophony of chaos.
A disco fridge, somersaulting teaspoons and a mysterious yodelling sink, are all brought to life using a mix of puppetry, magic and a performance.
The performance is followed by gingerbread decorating.
Created by multi-award winners Tortoise in a Nutshell, in association with Platform and Lyth Arts Centre.
“We all thoroughly enjoyed the show, it was great! Fun.fast moving and a perfect length for the children.” Victoria Park Primary School
Dates, costs and full booking details for this show will be confirmed soon. If you would like to register interest for your school please email TISS@imaginate.org.uk
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Tortoise in a Nutshell is a multi award-winning Edinburgh based charity that creates world class visual theatre to ignite the imaginations of audiences around the globe. Formed in 2010 their unique blend of puppetry, performance and innovation puts Tortoise in a Nutshell’s work at the forefront of visual theatre and delivers exciting and thought-provoking experiences for audiences of all ages.
INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS
All productions will be accompanied by resources to help teachers prepare further activity and link to classroom plans.
curriculum for excellence
I can respond to the experience of drama by discussing my thoughts and feelings. I can give and accept constructive comment on my own and others’ work. EXA 0-15a / EXA 1-15a / EXA 2-15a / EXA 3-15a
I can analyse technical aspects of drama and scripts, make informed judgments and express considered opinions on my own and others’ work. EXA 4-15a
Health and Well Being
I am aware of how friendships are formed and that likes, dislikes, special qualities and needs can influence relationships. HWB 0-44a / HWB 1-44a
By Tortoise in a Nutshell
Created in association with Platform and Lyth Arts Centre
Performer: Kerry Cleland
Puppeteer: Ella MacKay (originally by Matt Hall)
Set Design: Katy Rae Wilson
Set Construction: Guy Bishop
Lighting Design: Michaella Fee
Sound Design & Composition: Jim Harbourne
Directors: Alex Bird & Arran Howie
Technical Manager: Andrew Gannon
Production Manager: Fi Fraser
Magic Consultant: Ross MacKay