Newsletter #18

Bouncing Forward

Life is certainly still very different. The juggle of childcare and homeschooling is making a significant impact on our working hours. With that said we are working towards some fun things that will spark the families creativity.

We have been very fortunate to be able to work with Buxton Museum and we are planning a small online story making project for families that will be delivered in July or August. We want our audience to help us make a brand new story which will then write up and record. It’s our aim to help nurture the next generation of story makers so we hope you’re up for being involved. Be sure to keep an eye on our social media pages where we will post up developments.

handwritten words, once upon a time

New Story, New Adventure

We have been working on a new story that we would like to tell hopefully next year if we are able. It’s about a young girl in a circus who decides it’s time for a new adventure. We are exploring many themes in this new piece and hope that there might be a way for our audience to help shape the story. It’s exciting to be able to work on something new even if it has meant working more on the computers than meeting face to face.

Thursday Throwback 

This year we celebrate two decades of working together, so I thought I would celebrate our work by sharing a photo from the past twenty years every month. We feel blessed to have met so many wonderful people along the way and to have formed a great many friendships.

For those of you who saw our production of “The Golden Thief” and remember Barry the Wolf and his love of Jam sandwiches….well here is his first appearance in “The Firebird” back in 2002. An outdoor production that toured Derbyshire.

Large processional puppet with characters of a wolf and a king
We are creating more content for our blog so the website and have a read. There are a couple of headings “Let’s Create”, where we will share some craft activities and “Our Process” where you can find out about how we write the story, design for the stage, puppet making and songwriting.
A big thank you to all of you who have donated to babbling vagabonds via our website. We are truly grateful.

So if you like what we do and your income is not affected by the current pandemic feel free to give what you can using the donate button on our homepage and know that you would be supporting a big-hearted little theatre company.