National Curriculum Links:

The show will link directly to the UK Primary National Curriculum in English, Science, Design and Technology, Art and Design. 


English: The show is a fiction set in present day Cornwall with a strong narrative, characters and distinctive dialogue. The performance will support many aspects of the English Curriculum by presenting vocabulary, ideas and actions in an engaging and accessible format for all abilities.

As a re-telling of a classic fairy-tale the show will directly support  Reading Comprehension Aims in Key Stage 1 and 2, for pupils to become “increasingly familiar with and retelling a wider range of stories, fairy stories and traditional tales”, and “Pupils should learn about cause and effect in both narrative and non-fiction” .


Science:  is a feature of this production. The show will support the key aim of the curriculum for science that: “pupils should be encouraged to ...develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.”

Specifically the show will include action that supports the Key Stage 1 and 2 modules: Plants; Animals, including humans; Living things and their habitats; Use of everyday materials.


Design and Technology and Art and Design: A key feature of the production will be hand carved wooden puppets. The puppets themselves will be excellent examples of high quality art, design and  effective technology. The history of puppetry, the Little Angel Theatre and Lyndie Wright (designer/maker) in particular, is an accessible example and introduction to a world-class artist/craft maker/designer.


As a piece of theatre the production will combine literature, art, design, performance and music.


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