FOR NURSERY - P1 PUPILS
Potato Needs a Bath
Potato has mud on his face.
Potato has mud in his ears.
Potato needs a bath (just don’t get soap in his eyes!)
There is going to be a party and everyone is ready - except Potato.
Onion is practicing his guitar, Aubergine is wearing her new necklace and Peach is bouncing on the bed with excitement. Potato needs a bath - but he has other ideas - because Potato loves mud!
A gentle and light-hearted show featuring fruit, vegetables and original music.
“…the queen of Scottish children’s theatre…” The List on Shona Reppe
Age suitability: Nursery - P1
Audience Size: 60
Running Time: 35 mins
Space required: clear, uncarpeted, flat hall, min size: 4m x 8m, including audience
Cost: £350 + VAT per day, two performances maximum
For dates please contact: TISS@imaginate.org.uk
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Shona Reppe established Shona Reppe Puppets in 1996 (now simply Shona Reppe). She has performed extensively all over the world with her shows Cinderella (2002 - present), The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean (2011 - present), Potato Needs a Bath (2008 - present), Olga Volt (2007) and Magic Sho (2015).
She has won numerous awards for her work including a Total Theatre Award 2002, Ipay's Victory Award Montreal 2003, a Tron Award for best children’s production 2003 and a TMA (Theatre UK) Award for best children’s theatre show 2012. Collaborative and design work includes designing the show White in 2011 with Andy Manley and Catherine Wheels which has won numerous awards including a CATS Award for Design 2011. HUFF, an art installation for children based on The Three Little Pigs - a collaboration with Andy Manley (produced by Catherine Wheels Theatre Company) opened at The National Galleries of Scotland in September 2013 and won a Herald Angel and a CATS Award 2014.
In December 2016 she co-created and designed Black Beauty with Andy Manley and Andy Cannon which was produced by Red Bridge Arts/Traverse Theatre. In May 2018 she worked on BABA YAGA a collaboration between Windmill Theatre and Christine Johnson commissioned by Imaginate. In 2019, Shona Reppe created Atlantis Banal: Beneath the Surface, created with Charlot Lemoine of Velo Theatre which toured Scotland in Autumn 2019.
INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS
Teachers and children will enjoy the performance without prior knowledge of the story but the information packs below help teachers prepare and link to classroom plans.
For two short films to show your class to prepare your class for a theatre experience in the school hall, one for you and one to show them, please see the RESOURCES section of our website.
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
Presented by Shona Reppe
Creator: Shona Reppe and Andy Manley
Designer: Shona Reppe
Composer: Dave Trouton
Performer: Shona Reppe