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Tell Tale Hearts

Tell Tale Hearts devise new stories and play with old tales to deliver critically acclaimed interactive theatre experiences for primary children and younger years.

*Resources available during School Closure*

We have recorded 4 x individual stories from, Suitcase Stories, that were filmed at home during Lockdown:

A Yorkshire Tale

The Fisherman and the Ring

The Dragon of Krakow

The Good Hearted Monkey

These are interactive stories designed to be enjoyed at home or in the classroom. Full instructions of how to join in are in the video. Please follow our vimeo link to access:

Support for Artsmark Schools

Tell Tale Hearts is offering two shows for the price of one for its storytelling shows: Trunk Tales and Suitcase Stories.

Cost: only £275* for 2 shows/day for schools in the Yorkshire region (less than £2 per child)

Recommended audience capacity: 2 classes or 65 children per show

*NB. Minimal travel expenses will be added if the school is beyond 30 miles from company base.

A Trunk is a box for belongings. Belongings and Tales gathered from far and wide… Stimulating the English curriculum & developing Cultural capital for your children

Journey around the world with our well-travelled friend to share in tales of boastful toads, magical fish and fearsome beasts of the wild woods. Using puppetry and the contents of her magical trunk she will create Arabic seas, epic mountains, fields of turnips and the tallest trees.

Trunk Tales supports the Artsmark Quality Principles:

Being authentic – Our storyteller is a professional performer with over 20 years experience of storytelling and working with children.

Being exciting, inspiring and engaging – From the first gribbet of toad to the final reveal of the mouse house in the heart of the mountain – your children will be inspired, excited and engaged from the off.

Ensuring a Positive and Inclusive Experience – All children are drawn into the worlds of the story through expert faciliatation which respects the working level of each child.

Actively involving children and young people – The children participate through: creating sound scapes and waves, answering questions, going into role, making moral decisions, bartering at the market and even acting out a character or two for one of the stories.

“Tell Tale Hearts present truly inspiring shows for children that involve the audience in a uniquely thrilling way.” – Ian McMillan – national poet

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Literature, Theatre, Creative Writing, Storytelling
Appropriate Age Range
Appropriate Key Stage Range
KS1, KS2
Working Across
Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Doncaster, East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, Kirklees, Leeds, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Rotherham, Sheffield, Wakefield, York
Community Settings, Mainstream Schools, Nurseries, Special Schools
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