A mysterious Spice Box has been washed up and captured.
What is its story?
Full of Eastern promise its many drawers hold cinnamon, nutmeg and more, as well as tales of pillaging pirate ships and kidnappings. Stunning puppets tell of the daring voyage to bring back spices at a time when 'Spices were more valuable than gold'.
Key Stage 2+3 History (Tudors) | Spices | Fairtrade | Puppets | History | Geography | Travel | Cultural Diversity
Suitable for: Key Stage 2+3 from Year 4 upwards
Duration: 40 minutes
'Really engaging and creative.'
Caroline Peacock, Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival
'Beautiful quality - so well made, you held the crowd each time you performed.' Poole Street Festival.
Add flavour and spice to your learning with The Spice Box!
An interactive performance based on Tudor life and the spice trade. This one woman show surrounds a Lady’s Spice Box with wings and doors where puppets appear and pirate ships come to capture people off the beach in a world where spices are worth more than gold!
|Schools Technical Info
Suitable for Key Stage 2+3
from Year 4 upwards
Show duration approx 40mins.
1-3 shows in a day for one class at a time (up to approx 30 pupils)
Includes Post Show Q+A linking to travel, Fairtrade or theatre skills
Also available for twilight sessions for parents and carers
All we need is parking nearby, somewhere to change and set up the box (box size approx 5' x 8')
About Michele O'Brien
Michele is a Dorset based, professional actor, storyteller and animateur working in schools and theatres in the Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole area for twelve years. Enhanced CRB (DBS), CV and References available on request.
|What do others think
'The Spice Box is an engaging piece that takes you to faraway places, performed with humour and conviction by the talented Michele O'Brien'
Helen Donaldson, Lighthouse Centre for the Arts, Poole.
'Brilliant', Activate Performing Arts
'Fantastic, Wonderful, Unique, Captivating, Innovative performance'.
Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival
As seen at the Bristol Festival of Puppetry and Poole Street Festival.
Created and performed by
www.micheleobrien.co.ukDirected by Amy Rose
Designed by Chris Pirie
In collaboration with puppeteer