All of our shows are heavily interactive and are either inspired by or adapted from children's literature. Our shows can be performed online, as live storytelling shows or as theatre shows.
Our shows are:
The Velveteen Rabbit
"When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become Real." - Margery Williams
The Velveteen Rabbit is a heart-warming story about a very shy toy rabbit, who longs for nothing more than to become real.
He spends his days waiting patiently in the Child's playroom watching all the other toys being played with and dreaming of being picked up and loved. And then, one night, he is rediscovered and all his hopes start to come true…
Cat & Hutch use puppetry and original song to bring to life Margery Williams' classic tale of a toy rabbit's wish to become 'real' and shows how one child makes this happen through love, imagination and a bit of nursery magic.
My Father's Dragon
“Wouldn't it be just wonderful to fly and go wherever you might think of!” - Ruth Stiles Gannett
When Elmer Elevator meets a talking cat who tells him all about a baby dragon being held captive by some very mean creatures, he can't resist going on an epic adventure to rescue him!
Elmer bravely journeys to Wild Island and encounters many Wild Animals along the way, including some grumpy boars, a messy-maned lion and an itchy singing gorilla!
Join us in this reimagining of Ruth Stiles Gannett's adventure story.
The Remarkable Rocket
"I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying" - Oscar Wilde
There's a lot of hustle and bustle at the palace as everyone prepares for the royal wedding.
The musicians are tuning up, the courtiers are getting the crowds ready and the king has been "entertaining" everyone with his rather interesting flute playing.
It's the biggest event of the year and everyone has been talking about it...even the fireworks! This is their moment to sparkle and shine and impress the crowds with their pyrotechnic acrobatics.
But there's one firework who believes this event is all about him...The Remarkable Rocket. And he'll tell anyone who'll listen about how remarkable he will be, for he loves to hear himself talk - it is one of his greatest pleasures.
But will he be able to perform on the night? Or will his sensitivity get the better of him?
'Twas The Night Before Christmas
"He had a broad face and a little round belly that shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly." - Clement Clarke Moore
'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse...
But, outside, a fearsome wind was blowing!
And St Nick's sleigh was to-ing and fro-ing!
After the wind snaps the reins, and some of the reindeer fly away,
How will St Nick deliver the gifts for Christmas Day?
Luckily a couple of brave elves are on hand,
To jump into their Elf-Mobile and come up with a plan!
Join Mother Christmas for this interactive storytelling inspired by the classic Christmas poem,
"A Visit from St Nicholas" by Clement Clarke Moore.
A Wild Woodland Adventure
"Please remember to protect the Butterfly Swamp and be kind to all creatures that live in our woods." - Butterfly
Calling all explorers! Join Cat & Hutch for this wild, woodland adventure!
Cat & Hutch journey into the forest and meet a lost Butterfly looking for her way home - but her home isn't on the map! With the help of a few woodland creatures, will they be able to help Butterfly fly back to her swamp?
An original, devised story inspired by "Look What I Found in the Woods", by Moira Butterfield and Jesús Verona and "King of the Swamp", by Catherine Emmett and Ben Mantle.
Hansel and Gretel
"Right! I don’t care how skinny and tasteless you are, I am starving. Gretel! Turn the oven on so it’s nice and hot…" - Witch
When Hansel & Gretel's parents leave them in the woods to fend for themselves, it seems as though all hope is lost. But soon, they stumble upon a delicious looking Gingerbread House! As they fill their empty bellies with the sweet treats the house is covered in, they think their prayers have been answered - that is, until, they meet who lives inside....
Join Cat & Hutch for an interactive storytelling of this classic tale by the Brothers Grimm.
The Secret Garden
"The Secret Garden bloomed and bloomed and every day revealed new miracles." - Frances Hodgson Burnett
After having lived an indulgent life in India, spoilt Mary Lennox finds herself orphaned and sent to live with her uncle in the Yorkshire countryside.
Stuck in the middle of nowhere she feels as though she will be lonely forever. That is until a friendly robin helps her to find the door to a hidden garden where she finds a place more magical than she ever could have imagined and new friends that will last a lifetime.
Meet the beloved characters from the story and help Cat & Hutch bring Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic tale to life in their interactive adaptation of "The Secret Garden".
A Mathemagical Adventure
"We have to defeat the evil Dr Nonagon!"
Help our Superheroes travel to different dimensions to defeat the villainous Dr. Nonagon who has messed up the number of days in the year to match his evil obsession with the number 9!
Meet fearsome pirates, a baby dragon and a magical witch as you solve maths problems along the way to help our Superheroes on their mission.
Join Cat & Hutch in this interactive show inspired by "Maths Adventures" by William Potter.
This show can be adapted for KS1 and KS2