Literacy Musical: Under Cover
Book now for World Book Day!
A Goblin has invaded the local woods and his presence is terrorising the townspeople! When one young boy, Harry, gets spooked in the woods the story quickly spreads and is blown out of all proportion.
As fearful Harry hides in his room rumours are spreading, but his school friend Tilly is not one to follow the crowd in ignorance. She wants to know how to put a stop to this Goblin thing and reclaim the woods!
Tilly realises that she can’t tackle such a big problem singlehandedly, so she seeks information and advice. That’s where our unlikely Goblin-busting hero comes in - local librarian Mr Christie! His weapon of choice: the town’s greatest resource…its books!
But the Goblin isn’t giving up without a fight. Will the truth prevail?
This fun-filled musical adventure is peppered with audience participation and the very best in contemporary Children’s literature. It features four popular books, covering all primary ages, which you can read and explore with the children:
THE DARKEST DARK by Chris Hadfield
DARKMOUTH by Shane Hegarty
THE HUGE BAG OF WORRIES by Virginia Ironside
A CHILD OF BOOKS by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston
Under Cover raises some important issues which primary age children can benefit from exploring and discussing.
Rumours can cause big problems. This modern day fable highlights the importance of enquiring minds and measured conduct in the real world - as well as online.
The show brings the value of books into focus not only as a means of entertainment – but as a way of informing understanding and shaping ideas.
When the lines between fact and fiction are blurred, those who seek the truth are ultimately rewarded!
Harry and Tilly's tale is also about optimism, friendship, bravery and happiness.
Activity pack and songs the children can learn
Under Cover is a great catalyst for engaging children with stories that they can enjoy both before and after the show. The children will love the show on its own, but our free activity pack and sing-a-long versions of the songs help make it easy to incorporate the stories into your lessons as well.
The West End in your school
Our performers are all West End professionals from shows like Matilda and Chicago
Age range: Reception to Year 6
Group size: Up to 250 children per show. Larger schools have multiple performances
Cost: Varies by school size
Requirements: Just an empty school hall - we bring everything needed.
Set-up time: 20 minutes
Length: 60 minutes
Availability: For spring 2017