TEN FOOT TALES
Get down the Ten Foot and hear some stories by kids from Hull. We’ll teleport across the galaxy, we'll drive an Audi R8, we’ll battle Zombie snakes, we’ll journey into the ocean on a boat made from a bath, we’ll cross the arctic to meet a cowboy penguin, we’ll sing with Nick Minaj and we’ll do a whole lot more.
Through weekly workshops with children in Years 4, 5 and 6 at Bridgeview Whitehouse Pupil Referral Unit, The Herd worked with four classes to create four stories. We turned these stories into a show. It was unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
AGE GUIDE: 7-11 YEARS
DURATION: 60 MINS
‘Far too fabulous’
Dale, year 6
‘Wow…loved every story’
‘Mersey Primary absolutely LOVED Ten Foot Tales!’
Lilly, year 6
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Every performance of TEN FOOT TALES was relaxed - the audience area was well lit, and audiences able to come, go and make noise if they needed to.
TEN FOOT TALES was created by and performed back to children at Bridgeview Whitehouse School, a special school for pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs.
Ten Foot Tales was performed at Hull Truck Theatre for a school’s audience in May 2016, and the general public in October 2016.
WRITTEN BY PUPILS AT BRIDGEVIEW WHITEHOUSE SULLIVAN CENTRE
DEVISED BY RUBY THOMPSON AND SAM CASELEY
DIRECTOR RUBY THOMPSON
DESIGNER RUBY SAVAGE
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR STEPHANIE POTTER
Production Photography by Jerome Whitingham
TEN FOOT TALES was created with initial story workshops with children at BRIDGEVIEW WHITEHOUSE.
TEN FOOT TALES was funded by Arts Council England and Hull City Council, The James Reckitt Trust, Sobananapenguin and generous crowd funders.