COPPICE IN LOCKDOWN
While we were stuck in lockdown we spent our time recording and editing a selection of our stories. Each story is read by a different member of the team and we selected a few from each of our shows. You can listen to them on our YouTube channel HERE.
TALES FROM A HAUNTED BOOKSHOP
Funded by Arts Council England this spooky show was created for slightly older audiences of 8+. A collection of new stories written and developed by the company accompanied by puppetry, innovative lighting, and beautifully crafted animation. The show toured Cornwall in October 2019 and will be touring again in spring 2020.
JACK'S FROSTY STORIES 3
Funded by Arts Council England the third iteration of our winter storytelling show features new tales and characters, specially commissioned animation and music, singing and live projection. We are working with Four2Three Projections and Jupiter Creatives to further develop the staged version and Truro BID to take the promenade show outside for the first time! The show will tour Cornwall in winter 2019.
Combining storytelling, interactive elements, puppets, music and silliness this Arts Council funded show was created in 2018. The show tells the story of the Science Fictionaries who are a group on scientist searching for the best stories about science. Unfortunately disaster strikes when their collection is destroyed and they need the audiences help to get their stories back. A fun, educational, interactive show for 5-12 year olds. The show toured Cornwall in Summer 2018 and again in Spring/Summer 2019, before heading to Plymouth Fringe, London venues and Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
JACK'S FROSTY STORIES
Funded by Arts Council England and produced specifically for The Poly Falmouth, this immersive story telling event took audiences on a tour of the building as they searched for Jack Frost. Aimed at children and families this magical story telling promenade show brought a little extra sparkle to the Poly for Christmas 2017. The show was re developed for Christmas 2018!
TALES OF ICE AND SNOW
Produced by Jasmine in collaboration with The Poly Falmouth, with funding from Arts Council England and Feast Cornwall, Tales of Ice and Snow was an exciting first project for Coppice Theatre. The production in December 2016 included storytelling, animated projections, puppetry, live music and audience participation. The piece was made by emerging performer, artists and stage crew and experimented with a range of different approaches to theatre making. From this production the company refined their style and form.