A fishy children’s tale for Ropery Hall
Using a spellbinding blend of intricate puppetry and mesmeric music, Tucked In Productions returns to Ropery Hall with Leaper A Fish Tale that aims to help children create a relationship with marine life and help nurture it for generations to come.
Leaper follows one fish’s arduous quest to return home against the ever-growing natural and man-made challenges of the sea.
The children’s art charity, ST-ART, is bring the theatre company to the Maltkiln Road venue for two performances on Tuesday, April 5, and Project Co-ordinator Janine Knight believes that the play can be enjoyed solely as play for children but also one that has an environmental message.
“Leaper was originally inspired by a Tucked In audience member and Unit Manager of a salmon reconditioning unit for the Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board in Scotland and since 2013 Tucked In have conducted research directly with marine biologists, social ecologists and school children,” said Janine
‘The company has always strived to create original work for children that is challenging, dark and never patronizing and I for one can’t wait to see the latest production as Tucked In explores the colourful and breathtaking world beneath the water’s surface.”
“Although it sounds like a tale from a children’s story, the reality is that fish are slowly starting to disappear from our rivers and seas. Why? And how can we help prevent this?” asks Janine.
The play that is supported by Arts Council England, which lasts around an hour and is suitable for children aged four years and over, is being performed at 11am and 2pm and tickets cost £6 for adults and £4 for children. Tickets can be bought online at www.roperyhall.co.uk, by calling 01652 660380 and in person at the Craft Gallery.