Performer sits on stage in a school hall
Performer sits on stage in a school hall

Hundreds of Children with arms in the air, joining in with a song in a performance in a school
Hundreds of Children with arms in the air, joining in with a song in a performance in a school

Touring set and props in a school playground.
Touring set and props in a school playground.

Performer sits on stage in a school hall
Performer sits on stage in a school hall

1/4

SUMMER READING

CHALLENGE  

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. 

Click these to hear text read out loud

‘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

ACCESSIBILITY

 

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. 

CREATIVES

 

2016

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 

2015 

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. 

Hull Culture and Leisure Logo
Hull Truck Theatre Logo
logo.jpg