Shipwreck Sam Tour 2021/22
This show was performed to sell-out audiences at Exeter’s Boat Shed Festival in 2017, adapted for key stage one audiences in Devon primary schools in 2021 and for family audiences in libraries and community groups in 2022, with support from Arts Council England.
A tidal wave of imagination sweeps up our audience, landing them on far away Dead Ghost Island. There, together with their new friends Shipwreck Sam and Bonnie Betty, they join in a quest for treasure. A tale of friendship and rivalry, incorporating puppetry and physical comedy; the children are validated and empowered as they help the characters in their quest.
Through these projects we aim to improve the emotional and physical health and wellbeing of children and families in Devon following three lockdowns.
See Resources below to access our skipping and clapping games and to enjoy our song before and after the show. Skipping and clapping games, with their rhythm and rhyme, are known to release endorphins and help with developing memory, communication, teamwork, co-ordination, creativity and friendship. Ropes are inexpensive, therefore affordable for economically disadvantaged families.