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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‘How To’ Video- The Wobble Monster

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!

Sit back and listen to our award-winning theatre production Here Be Dragons!

In a small village, there’s a big problem. A dreadful dragon is causing monstrous mayhem but no one knows what to do about it! Can the village vet is who is put forward by the wise woman really defeat the dragon? Join him on his perilous journey where he meets and an ogre and a mermaid who are in desperate need of help. Find out if he has what it takes to become the hero of the village.

Listen to our 30-minute audio below and lose yourself in a good old story. Perfect for bedtime, car journeys or just getting comfy under a blanket.


Have you got what it takes to become a “Monster Mender”? Why not click on  our Downloadable Monster Mender’s Journal and explore a few pages.

Monster Menders journal with a man in the woods leading a line of children


Want the full 20-page version of our specially created Monster Mender’s Journal? Cost £5 + £1.50 P&P. You can pre-order the booklet by emailing tara@babblingvagabonds.co.uk

We’ve made the audio and journal download free, but if you like what you’ve seen and heard, please hit that donation button on our homepage or buy a journal to help support our big-hearted little theatre company.

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


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