Welcome to Mud Pie Arts

Welcome.
We deliver topic based drama workshops to enhance the primary curriculum, under fives story sessions and teacher inset training days.
Every year we tour a low tech, high involvement performance to school halls and festivals.

We say a special thank you to Hull Truck Theatre, for inviting Storymakers in two children's centres in the city, for six weeks. The project culminated in a wonderful party at Hull Truck for pre-schoolers. This was their first visit to their local theatre. We all had a great time playing and pretending. We look forward to the family fun day at Hull Truck Theatre on 29th July.

Weekly sessions for 2-5 years:
'JUMP INTO A STORY' Tang Hall Explore Library Thursdays 1.30-2.20pm,
Every Thursday term time 27th April to 6th July
£2 per child.
Join us for story fun and book swapping.
There will be a special holiday story for 2-8 years Tuesday 30th May
1.30-2.30 'Stanley's Stick' by John Hegley.

'STORYMAKERS' at York Theatre Royal.
10.15 - 11.30am
Wednesdays 26th April - 5th July (No session on 31st May.)
£5 for craft and story play. Meet in the fabulous theatre cafe.
JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY 10TH MAY FOR A VERY SPECIAL, VERY HUNGRY GIANT WIGGLE IN AID OF ACTION FOR CHILDREN!
PLEASE GO TO THE STORYMAKERS PAGE FOR DETAILS.

We have another busy term of school bookings and nursery visits from Beverley to Bradford!

Catch us at the following special events:
The Yorkshire Show Ground in Harrogate for Spring Time Live Animal Stories 1st May and Countryside days Eco Role-plays 13th and 14th June.
Grassington Festival Day of Stories, Sunday 25th June
Hull Library, City of Culture, Bog Baby 30th June
Deershed 8 Festival, Where the Wild Things Are, 22nd July
Storyhunt promenade performances at:
Acomb and Clifton Explore Libraries 8th August
York Explore 10th August

Please send us an email via the contact page if you would like us to visit you.

Best wishes,
Jenna and Nicolette
Follow us on Twitter @Mudpiearts

Riverside school's review of 'All Things Weird and Wonderful' 2014:

Mrs Morris: ''Very, very clever … entertaining, educational, interactive, funny, serious … an All-Join-In-Adventure indeed! The whole show was beautifully crafted with a clear structure and purpose which allowed the artists to respond to any and every suggestion and then take the stories in whatever direction the children wanted. The artists’ management of the audience was faultless … lots of potential for over-excitement with a show like this, but the balance between joining in energetically and looking and listening attentively was perfect. Well done Mud Pie Arts and thank you from Year 7 at Riverside Special School, Goole!''

Testimonial

'What an excellent production!! Perfectly pitched, propped and performed for our lively year two classes. Just the right quantities of watching and audience participation. Children and staff had a great time - Thanks!!'

ps. we also loved how much the performance encouraged imagination, creativity and great language for future creative writing and drama.'

Clifton Green Primary School
Performance Workshop - The Legend of the Jumblies KS1

'Fantastic session, thought-provoking dealing with difficult subject matter in a considerate and understanding way. Conducted in a safe environment. Fully recommended!'

James Smith, Knavesmire Primary School
Performance Workshop - Blue Eyes Brown Eyes KS2

'Everyone's ideas are cleverly incorporated and everyone is invited up on stage at different times, The benefit of allowing the children to act out their story takes the show to a much higher level of engagement and wonder than a more passive show. I can't wait for the next one.' The Three Sillies.
Liz Somers, Crayke C of E Primary School PTA

'A super Live Arts session which captivated the children. It allowed the children to let their imaginations run wild, with fantastic results. The set and props were first class too. Thank you very much'.

N. Such, Scarcroft Primary School
Performance Workshop - The Legend of the Jumblies KS1

'It was lovely how you interacted with every single child.'

'I thought it was brilliant from Sophie Age 6.'

'Muck and Brass' Deershed Festival 2016