Every Summer Has A Story

So Mark got out of isolation just in time to present Here Be Dragons at Markeaton Park. It was wonderful to see families laughing and smiling and enjoying a shared moment together. I felt very grateful that we could provide a fun and safe memory-making experience for all.

As we head further into summer we adapt and change with our situation. I find myself isolating again as I’ve been in contact with someone who tested positive so we’ve had to reschedule our rehearsals for Rosie Red Boots. Not an ideal situation but just like Rosie Red Boots, I’ll keep my chin up!

Here Be Dragons outdoor family production


We are so excited to have been awarded a grant from Arts Council England to create an exciting outdoor theatre adventure for families. We are working with Moors for the Future to tell a story inspired by the biodiversity of local peat moors and the role they play in climate change. The performances will take place in Buxton Pavillion Gardens and tickets will be free but booking is essential.

Keep an eye out on our social media channels for developments on this project.

We also can’t wait to see the finished publicity image. Andy, from Karate Graphics, in Derby, has sent through his initial sketch ideas. We love how he draws his characters and brings fun and humour into his work. We feel like he is the perfect match for our company. 

Pencil drawing of the first image ideas for our theatre show Bogtatstic

Rosie Red Boots at Buxton Opera House

Is Rosie brave enough to save the day? Can she help her forest friends and bring calm once more to her home? With a little help from her cat, Rosie sets off on an adventure where she discovers that even when you are small you can make a big difference.

Join us on this mini shadow play adventure. Watch in wonder as shadows dance across a specially created screen to a captivating audio soundtrack. 

If you can’t get to the performance we are planning on making the audio story available on our website and on our YouTube channel. I’ll let you know when it goes up.

a black and white image of Mark behind a table operating shadows and lights

Stronger Roots

In October we start a project with BCA (Buxton Civic Association). We are making up a story about the woods with members of the community and are running workshops at the beginning of October and it will be free to anyone who wants to join in. We will take everyone’s ideas and weave them into a tall tale for a storytelling event in the half term.

Sunlight coming through the beech trees in Grin Low woods