From Monday 22nd June join us for weekly videos showcasing new puppets and songs which will transport us to the seaside.
Let's watch and sing along together, as we meet crabs, seagulls, fish and a very curious toddler for an afternoon on the sand.
Beach - Whole Film
BEACH - The whole film, 30 minutes of fun with Nick and Nod. Choose to watch the episodes one at a time or all together. Make the puppets to go with the film and sing all the songs. Enjoy!
Beach - Episode Six: Sandcastle
The last chapter of our six online videos for babies and young toddlers. Nick and Nod finally get to build that sandcastle, and sing goodbye to all their friends at the Beach after a busy day.
Beach - Episode Five: Underwater
The fifth of six online videos for babies and young toddlers. Nick and Nod look under the sea and meet some very colourful fish. See our 'Fun Activities' section to make your very own Underwater Mobile.
Beach - Episode Four: Seagull
The fourth of six videos for babies and young toddlers. Join Nick and Nod for more fun on the beach. Today they enjoy a delicious ice cream and are visited by a noisy seagull!
Beach - Episode Three: Rockpool
The third of six online videos for babies and young toddlers. Nick and Nod explore a rockpool and find beautiful shells, a starfish, and a very pinchy crab!
Beach - Episode Two: Paddling in the Sea
The second of six online videos for babies and young toddlers. Watch and sing along together. Music and words are on our 'Fun Activities'.
Beach - Episode One: Arriving at the Beach
Our first of six online videos for babies and young toddlers. Watch and sing along together. Music and words are on our 'Fun Activities'.
Hare & Tortoise "a show full of warmth and charm" - The Stage
There are currently no reviews of BEACH, but here's a review from a previous production...
Following the success of Pied Piper Theatre’s Burglar Bill last year, this new two hander for very young children follows a similar format. There is little dialogue in Hare and Tortoise, lots of physicality and gentle joking, a neat narrative shape and some catchy songs. And it all sits very happily in the Yvonne Arnaud’s child-friendly studio space.
Catherine Chapman’s designs – flowers, snow, carrots, russet leaves, and more – underpin the seasonal progression, once Tortoise has emerged from hibernation and we await the famous race.
Ebony Feare is a deliciously charismatic tortoise, languorous with an impressive range of reptilian faces and stances and a resonant singing voice. Stefan Stuart’s ever impatient hare, more boyish than leporine, makes for an appropriately lively contrast despite his weaker singing voice.
Tuneful songs and accompanying music range from folk to Mozart, with lots of violin and piano in the backing; the show makes entertaining live use of Feare’s steel pan skills too.
Like most of Tina Williams’ work for the company she founded 30 years ago, Hare and Tortoise is a show full of warmth and charm, which at the opening performance had the school party of five and six year olds, which constituted most of the audience, engaged, gasping and laughing.