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Monday’s Child Cast: 2 (w): 45 minutes
A young girl and an old woman play in a garden of memories and discoveries. Commissioned & toured by tutti frutti (directed by Wendy Harris) 2011-12: Watch the video here.
Subsequently produced by Barnstorm Theatre Kilkenny (directed by Philip Hardy) 2015 and Damn Cheek (directed by Darren Cheek) 2022. Watch here.

(Yellow is) The Colour of Sunshine
Cast: 3 (flexible): 55 minutes
A new play about friendship, communication & emotional literacy for 3-7 year olds and their families, commissioned and produced by
tutti frutti and directed by Wendy Harris 2019. See the trailer here.

Barney Carey Gets His Wings Cast: 3 (2m/1w): 55 minutes
Rooting through an old trunk, Barney and his dad find more than they bargain for and a few things that set them wondering. Who makes the rules? What happens if you break them? And who is the lady with the beard? A comic tale of forgotten memories and future possibilities commissioned and produced by Barnstorm Theatre Company in 2018 (directed by Martin Drury) and subsequently in Texas and Washington State in 2024.

Hare & Tortoise
Cast: 2 (flexible): 50 minutes
A journey through the seasons, a reflection on time and a big race!
Commissioned and produced by tutti frutti productions for York Theatre Royal, Sheffield Crucible and national touring 2011/12. Directed by Wendy Harris.
Many subsequent productions in the UK and abroad, including Theater Des Kindes, Linz. Watch their video here.

The Scent of the Roses (Molly Moonshine) Cast: 1 (w) 60 minutes
An interactive encounter with Mollly Moonshine, lady traveller and unreliable raconteuse. Commissioned, produced and toured by Theatre Centre, 2011. Directed by Lawrence Evans.
Subsequently produced by Theater Des Kindes, Linz, directed by Alexander Kratzer in 2013. Watch their video here.

The Magic Flute
Cast 5 (3 singers/2 actor-musicians): 50 minutes
Adaptation of the Mozart opera for small forces and young audiences written with Dominic Harlan. Commissioned by Glyndebourne Education and produced by The Brighton Festival. Subsequent national tour including Glyndebourne Festival Theatre 2009. Revival 2010.

Once upon an Island Cast: 4 (2m/2w): 60 minutes
A dream history of an island community commissioned by Jersey Arts Centre as part of the Jersey 800 celebrations 2003, directed by Daniel Austin.

The Big Magic Cast: 4 (Flexible): 75 minutes
Big play for small people: a two-act exploration of the relationship between fear and selfishness; the sometimes funny, sometimes scary story of Bombo's quest to find what makes the world go round. Commissioned and produced by Polka Children's Theatre 2001, directed by Roman Stefanski.

Something Beginning with... Cast: 4 (2m/2w): 60 minutes
Sibling rivalry unravelled in a comic confusion of fairy tale situations. Jointly commissioned and produced by The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, and The Unicorn Theatre for Children, 1997/8, directed by Matthew Bailey. Also at The Orange Tree Richmond, 2000, directed by Ellie Jones.

Under The Bed Cast: 4 (2m/2w): 60 minutes
Comic exploration of childhood fears & the power of the imagination. Jointly commissioned and produced by Theatre Centre, London & The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff 1996/7, directed by Matthew Bailey. Subsequent national tours by Theatre Centre, 1998 and 2009, directed by Natalie Wilson. Nominated for a Writers Guild of Great Britain Award (Best Children's Play).

How High Is Up? Cast: 4/5 (Flexible): 60 minutes
Magical story of Little Star's quest to save her friend’s life by making time stand still. Originally commissioned and produced by Ros Hutt at Theatre Centre 1994. Multiple subsequent productions throughout the UK and worldwide.

On The Beach Cast: 6 (3m/3w): 60 minutes
Two interweaving stories set seventy years apart, exploring bullying and social exclusion. Written with and for students at Rose Bruford College and toured to schools in Sheffield 1989.

Lifeboat Cast: 6 (2m/4w): 60 minutes
War-time adventure story about personal and collective responsibility. Written with and for students at Rose Bruford College and toured to schools in Sheffield 1987.



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