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Science for Children
Science for Kids





Brief CV

Hub Theatre

Merlin Theatre

Malvern Theatre

Sidmouth Festival

Priddy Folk Festival

Bath Fringe Festival

Larmer Tree Festival

Cheltenham Town Hall

Malvern Fringe Festival

National Garden Festival

Cardiff Sherman Theatre

Somerset  Green  Fayre

National  Trust  Events

 Glastonbury   Festival

Du  Maurier  Festival

 Winchester Hat Fair

Crawley Theatre

 Campus Festival

  Exeter Festival

West Country Storytelling Festival

And of course lots and lots of schools...


Read reviews from schools here

Somebody's going to get wet, will it be one of the teachers......?

My first impresion of it was good but as it carried on my impresion grew stronger and stronger till my impresion was brilliant - I think it was the best show ever

I use simple props - It's amazing how a walking stick, a chair and a suitcase can come to life


Established 1988


Science For Children

"The children were utterly engaged in the performance and brilliantly entertained. As a teacher of 20 years I thought it was phenomenal - certainly one of the best things we have ever had in the school. It concluded our science week superbly, highlighting what science is all about - asking questions! Pitched perfectly - you understand what children need. I'm a fan"

CG- Science Coordinator

William B Curious discovers some of the properties of sound with a sawn off trombone that he can't play very well - in fact it sounds rather like a topic from life processes ...!

I originally trained as a chemist and worked for several years in a research laboratory, but it wasn't for me. Since then I've been a teacher and artist, and for the last twenty five years, I've worked as a performer of interactive comic theatre for children. I've worked in  theatres,  schools, libraries, village halls, touring in Europe, parties, police stations, arts festivals, holiday camps, TV drama, heritage events....

I've had loads of fun and enjoy making people laugh, and I think laughter is good for everyone, but I wanted to use it to help children learn. I tried devising 'educational shows' but they weren't funny, and it's taken me nearly twenty years to devise how to make children laugh and learn at the same time.

Footprints in the Sky has been seen by tens of thousands of children, and they all had tremendous fun and learned a lot about science. But the important thing is that they didn't realise they were learning at the time.

 Extracts from Environmental show The Curse of the Grabbers and a short interview with Mike Rawlinson were recently broadcast on ITV as part of a six part series hosted by John Nettles. This show recently toured Devon village halls as part of the Villages in Action touring scheme, and has been performed in the internationally famous Spiegel Tent.

"Thank you. The children thought the show was brilliant and were all talking about it as they left"

Malvern Theatres

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I thought the show was the best in the world. The bit I liked best was most of it, but the stick was the funniest of all. I remember all of it. I got a tape in my head.   Sarenta age 10

Smiles and fascination with a touch of multi tasking 



Main areas covered include Avon, Bath, Bradford on Avon, Bristol, Bridgewater,  Bridport, Bruton, Burnham on Sea, Castle Cary, Cheddar Chard, Cornwall, Crewkerne, Devon, Dorset, Dorchester, England, Exeter, Frome, Exmouth, Frome, Glastonbury, Gloucestershire, Honiton, Langport, Lyme Regis, Martock, Radstock, Shaftsbury, Shepton Mallet, Sherborne, Sidmouth, Somerset, South West England, Somerton, Street, Taunton, Tiverton, Topsham, Trowbridge, UK, Warminster, Wellington, Wells, Weymouth, Wiltshire, Wincanton, Yeovil, Torquay,

Theatre in Education tours for schools and other venues may cover a wider area. 

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          Walt Disney