We are a theatre arts company based in The Peak District. We have over 20 years experience in creating work for theatres, schools and communities in and around the East Midlands. Our aim is to create heart warming theatrical adventures for people of all ages. Sharing the journey with audience, artists and partners on a path that is daring, delightful and inspirational.
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Our Workshops

Workshops carefully crafted to inspire, stimulate creativity, develop speaking and listening and feed into literacy. Building confidence in story making and performing.

We specialise in Shadow Puppetry and Story Making and have crafted two bespoke workshops in these fields. Both start with an Assembly where costumed characters perform a short story, a perfect introduction to the day’s activities.

‘The Case of Curiosity’ is our story-making workshop. Using tried and tested story-making techniques to make a new tale together, learning the skills to be a budding story maker.

‘Shadowy Stories’ is our shadow puppet workshop. Design, make and share- develop characters and learn about telling tales through shadow play.

Suitable for all ages-

Foundation, KS1 and KS2, up to six classes in a day.

Linked to a range of topics, but best if you choose and tell us what you are working on.

Here be dragons poster image for a family outdoor adventureThe audience look towards an orge who is stood in a beautiful woodlandThe audience are watching the vet confront the dragonThe Mtwo characters of the monster menders are holding a suitcaseThe vet tries to escape the dragon

Here Be Dragons!


Award-winning adventure theatre for all the family!

Join the Monster Menders on a journey of wonder. Travel with them and watch as they unpack a story of daring-do about a village vet who undertakes a quest to defeat a dragon. As a result, he meets and treats an ogre with an ‘orrible headache and a beautiful mermaid with a nasty case of ‘scale-rot’.

You follow the action until you reach the secret camp. Here you will help create a brand new story together with the rest of the audience. Have you got what it takes to become a “Monster Mender”?

Part show + part workshop = total fun!

Suitable for the next generation of story makers and their families (4+)




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