Environmental Shows for
Environmental Shows for Primary Schools
The Curse of the Grabbers
An Environmental Show for Schools, Theatres, and Events
Environmental education resources for children are in demand and this environmental theatre show for schools brings home the immediate threat of global warming, pollution and greenhouse gasses, and importantly, their causes. How we all contribute to our carbon footprint and how we can learn about energy conservation and help reduce pollution of all types.
Although educational, this is a show that children will enjoy that carries a subtle message so that they do not think of it as an educational show, although this does not stop them learning
”I thought the Curse of the Grabbers was educationally relevant and simply but expertly performed. More importantly the young audience were totally engaged and clearly enjoyed this thought provoking piece of work. I recommend it highly”
J C Struthers - Director of the Institute of Contemporary and Interdisciplinary Arts, University of Bath
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Grabbers are coming, and the places where birds sing, wild flowers grow,
and children play, are disappearing fast. Grabbers destroy them to build
factories - factories that make things we don’t need, that turn food
into junk, and that destroy the environment.
The narrative of the show centres around a character who has got it all wrong and thinks he can solve all the worlds environmental problems by waving a magic want (how many people are there like that in the world?). This leads to some very silly slapstick and magic spells that work out in unexpected ways, but in the end comes the realisation that it is only the actions of all of us as individuals that can make any real difference.
aims to encourage awareness that excessive and unnecessary consumption
is a cause of rapidly diminishing resources, loss of the countryside,
global warming, and the resulting pollution of our water, air, and land.
A blend of storytelling, pantomime, slapstick, and theatre, The
Curse of the Grabbers places our environmental crisis into an
immediate context that is relevant to young children.
‘Absolutely brilliant - every child should see this show. It’s a rare treat to see something that is so funny and makes a serious point’ - teacher
Let's work to save the world from destruction!
The show is available for schools and village touring schemes.
Click here for prices - there is a substantial discount for smaller schools
Extracts from 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.
Price includes suggestions for follow up work to develop the themes in the show - this will appear on the site soon!
The most comprehensive site for information about climate change and resources for teachers we've found is www.climatechangeeducation.org
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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Although the show has a serious message about protecting the environment, it is funny and engaging for children and adults
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. Native American Proverb
A beach turned into a rubbish dump is a familiar sight the world over. But its not all about recycling waste - it is more important to stop creating waste from over consumption.
It's not all gloom and destruction - this show is about making children laugh and subtly getting across the environmental message in the process