Wow It’s Nighttime

Directed by Joy Haynes

Performed by Lizzie Wort

Designed by

Fiammetta Horvat

Puppets by Keith Frederick

Music by Dominic Sales

Lighting Designer

Sherry Coenen

Audience feedback:

 

“Perfect gentle introduction to theatre for little ones.”

 

“A magical trip which made nighttime a place of joy rather than fear ... totally engrossing”.

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Siyanda, Protector of Plants

This walkabout performance was co-directed by Sue Buckmaster and Joy Haynes, and the beautiful Siyanda was made by Naomi Oppenheim.

A larger-than-life puppet, Siyanda towers at six-feet tall and her dress is adorned with seeds, grasses and other special items to assist her on her quest. Accompanying her are three performers; her fellow ‘Plant Protectors’ who immerse visitors in the adventure.

Audience feedback:

 

"All the children were extremely quiet, that is rare, they were absorbed by it. It was beautiful.”

Originally performed in October 2018, Siyanda, Protector of Plants invited visitors to explore the recently refurbished Temperate House at Kew Gardens. The Temperate House, the world’s largest surviving Victorian glasshouse, had recently reopened its doors after a huge five-year restoration.

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Wow! Said the Owl

Directed by Joy Haynes

Performed by Lizzie Wort & Nix Woods

Designed by

Fiammetta Horvat

Puppets by Keith Frederick

Music by Dominic Sales

Reviews:

 

“a thousand magical flourishes” The Guardian

 

“a child-sized world of wonder” The Stage

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Dot, Squiggle and Rest

Created by Joy Haynes

and composer Elspeth Brooke combining opera, live music, puppetry and digital arts to draw young audiences into a world of music, movement, dance and play.

Reviews:

 

“a beautifully atmospheric opera..the moment the first dot appears, every child in the theatre is mesmerised” everything theatre

 

Dot, Squiggle and Rest never plays by the rules…a highly visual, extremely atmospheric experience” Children’s Theatre Reviews

Three Colours

Devised and Directed by

Joy Haynes

Designed by

Michalis Kokkoliadis

Musical Composition by Jonathan Lambert

Animation by Graeme Hawkins

Dancer & Co-devisor

Jasmiina Sipila

Puppeteer & Co-devisor

Zannie Fraser

Puppeteer Mark Esaias

Lighting Design

Azusa Ono & Tim Tracey

Reviews:

 

..sensational in every sense of the word..a creative and dynamic experience that is sure to inspire any young mind” Curious Mum

 

“Using lights, projections, shadows and their bodies, the performers used the colours red, green and blue to provide a feast for the eyes!” Rock’N’Roller Baby

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Tinderbox

Designed and Directed by

Joy Haynes

Animation by Alison Harvey and Suzie Hanna

Music composed by

Phil Archer

Performed by

Gemma Khawaja and

Paul Preston-Mills

Review:

 

An enchanting tale that’s full of magic moments” Eastern Daily Press

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Sleeping Beauty in the Wood

Designed and Directed by

Joy Haynes

Originally devised by Joy Haynes, Rachel Leonard & Andrew Nixon

Musical composition by Arran Glass

Puppets by Jan Zalud

Performed by Arran Glass & Rachel Leonard

Review:

 

Witty, ingenious and romantic… a winner” Time Out

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