In 2015 and 2016 The Herd were commissioned by Hull Culture and Leisure to produce shows, workshops and activity days that celebrated reading and got primary aged kids down to their local libraries over the long Summer Holidays. Both shows played in Primary Schools, Community Centres, Libraries and Hull City Hall, and each show was seen by over 13,000 children.
In 2016 the show was produced in partnership with Hull Truck Theatre.
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‘This was the best school show so far. More like this please! KS1 and KS2... thoroughly enjoyed this show.’
TEACHER, APPLETON PRIMARY
‘It not only entertained, but also made the children think!’
TEACHER, BIGGIN HILL PRIMARY
'Funny and entertaining, really well received by the children... A brilliant play this year that had the children and staff laughing their socks off!'
TEACHER, ROKEBY PARK PRIMARY
Every performance of SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2015 and 2016 was relaxed - the audience area was well lit, and audiences able to come, go and make noise if they needed to.
The show was free for schools and toured to a variety of educational settings including primary schools, special educational needs schools, pupil referral units and libraries.
WRITTEN BY SONIA JALALY
DRAMATURGY BY JILL ADAMSON, RUBY THOMPSON, AND SAM CASELEY
DIRECTOR TOM BELLERBY
WORKSHOPS BY RUBY THOMPSON AND SAM CASELEY
PERFORMED BY RUBY THOMPSON AND SAM CASELEY
DEVISED, DIRECTED, PERFORMED, WORKSHOPS BY RUBY THOMPSON AND SAM CASELEY
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2015 and 2016 was commissioned and funded by Hull Libraries, Hull Culture and Leisure, supported by the James Reckitt Library Trust.
In 2016 it was supported by Hull Truck.