The Princess and the Pigboy

The Princess and the Pigboy for KS2 and KS1 is exciting, funny, and just a tiny bit scary.

The Play

Once upon a time there were two princesses, who both wanted to marry the boy who looked after their pigs. Unfortunately, he died before either of them could propose. So they have to get through the Forest of Fear, climb the Hills of Horror, swim the River of Raging Rapids, dive over the edge of the Cliffs of no Return and into the Kingdom of Death to get him back.

Whether or not they succeed depends on the help they get from the children watching the play.

The production uses puppetry, projections, live music and interactive drama techniques to involve pupils in the creation of a magical, original story.

Practicalities

The play lasts 45 minutes, and requires the use of a suitable space, for instance a school hall or gym.

It can be followed by a workshop in which the performers and pupils try out some of the puppetry techniques used in the play, and have a question and answer session with the actors and writer. Play and workshop together last one and a half hours.

It is best delivered to class-sized groups to allow every pupil to be fully involved in the production, but can be delivered to larger groups.

The play is supported by ideas and lesson plans which link it to literacy, art and design, design and technology and science curricula for KS2 and 1.

The Princess and the Pigboy will tour from the 1st November to the 17th December 2010, and the 6th of June to the 22nd of July 2011.

The production costs 300 and can be delivered to as many classes as your timetable allows; special rates may apply for certain schools. If you have partner schools in the area we may be able to visit more than one school in a day, to enable you to split costs. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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How The Princess and the Pigboy supports the curriculum

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