GUEST POST: Coppice Theatre on how Science Adventures uses storytelling to inspire kids’ love of science
Continuing our series of guest blogs from the performers and creatives behind the fabulous shows coming to Plymouth Fringe 2019, we asked Coppice Theatre to tell us a little bit about how they created Science Adventures, a science-infused show for 5-12 year olds which is as educational as it is energetic!
Science Adventures started life in summer 2018 thanks to funding by Arts Council England and it has gone through many changes and improvements over the last year. We have taken the show to theatres, village halls and schools across Cornwall and Devon and met some fantastic audiences.
As a company we create work collaboratively with the entire team getting involved in the development of the show and we work with artists at all levels of their career. This show has been a joy to make, we have really had a blast putting it together and taking it on the road.
The idea behind the show is to encourage a love of science in primary aged children through storytelling.
The show is fast paced and the stories are woven into the show’s plot so it’s quite different from the ‘sit down with a book’ style of storytelling a lot of our audience will be used to. The show is interactive and children get the chance to get involved in the action. We have puppets, dancing, lasers and slime… what more could you want!
Just check out these photographs taken by the wonderful Neal Megaw who has been documenting the show over the last year. We love how bright and colourful the show is and these photos really show that off!
Science Adventures will be at Theatre Royal Plymouth on Thurs 30th May, Fri 31st May and Sat 1st June at 11am each day.