The Ugly Duckling

“A beautiful production filled with humour, emotion and excellent puppetry. The music really enhanced the mood of the show. Thoroughly enjoyed, thank you.” – Audience Member, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield.

“Our daughter was delighted. I found the show moving. Beautiful storytelling through poetic language, deft puppetry and atmospheric music. Thank you for a memorable experience for all of us.” – Audience Member, Phoenix Theatre, Blyth, Northumberland

“Very gentle, beautiful craftsmanship and excellent storytelling.” – M S Hoarer, Audience member, Malvern Theatres, Worcestershire.

” Absolutely fantastic!” – Michelle Heydon, Year 1 Teacher, Perry Wood Primary School, Worcester.

“This is the second time Sea Legs Puppets have visited our school and on both occasions they have delighted and engaged all of our pupils from years R to 6.” – A. M Wilkie, Headteacher, Ampney Crucis C.E Primary, Gloucestershire.

“It was a wonderful performance and it was enjoyed by everybody. The way the puppets, storytelling and music combined was very effective.” – Kirsty Ritson, Teacher, All Saints School, Standon, Staffs.

“I have seen a number of productions with my 3 year old and this was by far the best.” – R. Shelton, Audience Member, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield.

“The Puppets were so beautifully made and the scenery too. Clever use of different voices really brought the story characters to life, especially Mrs Quackerbox. We all really enjoyed it.” – Sarah Parkinson, Supervisor, Pembridge Pre- School, Herefordshire.

“Perfectly pitched for younger audiences. My grandaughter was totally entranced and believed in the story. Lovely puppets and set. Good timing, clear speech and lovely pace. I would love to see it again!! It evoked a good range of emotions too.” – Joanne Blofield, Primary School Teacher and Audience member, The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead.

“My 7 year old said – the best puppet show ever.” – Mrs Brooke, Audience Member, Number 8 Arts Centre, Pershore, Worcestershire.

“I loved it as much as my grandaughter. The puppets were excellent.” – Brenda Evans, Audience member, The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead.

“A superb production which had some fantastic puppetry and storytelling. I love the combination of the music, storytelling and puppetry which captivated the children.” – Gayle Avery, Arts Coordinator, Cherry Orchard Primary School, Worcester.

“This was one of the most entertaining childrens’ productions I have seen. How can one person be so talented? My grandson loved it and I was mesmerised by the variety of characters and the storyline that kept adults laughing alonside the very young. My favourite part was the swans flying overhead.” – Christine Shepard, Audience Member, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield.

“An excellent experience, thoroughly enjoyed by all the children.” – D Barker, Head Teacher, Michaelchurch Escley Primary School, Herefordshire

“What a fantastic show! The children sat spellbound as the story unfolded before their eyes.” – S. M. Lyons, Assistant Head Teacher, Lord Scudamore School, Hereford.

“The children were absorbed in the story and the performer reacted well to their calling out. Beautifully done. Lovely comments from the audience as they left.” – Sheila Thakwray, Volunteer Steward, The Courtyard, Hereford.

“Favourite part was the flying swans – it was amazing!” – Helen Davies, Education Assistant, Roald Dahl Museum.

” A very beautiful production, wonderfully crafted, outstanding!” – Liz Power, Audience Member, Caerwent Village Hall, Chepstow.

“We saw The Selfish Giant too – superb! What a talented storyteller.” – Jo Colledge, Audience Member, Number 8 Arts Centre, Pershore, Worcestershire.

The Selfish Giant

“A fantastic visual production, sensitively performed taking in the needs of such a young audience. Set, props and lighting superb – a highly professional, exciting and enjoyable performance. ”  Michele Taylor, Ex Stage Manager for Opera North. Now full time mum to a 3 & 4 yr old, Pershore, Worcestershire.

“Fantastic! The children were enthralled from start to finish by the music, puppets and technology. It provoked some very thoughtful follow up discussions and very imaginative work.” – J. Stewart / J. Marsh, Foundation Staff, St Paul’s C E Primary School, Hereford.

“What a wonderful production – many thanks. As a professional musician and music educator, I was spellbound – Fantastic! Fabulous quality.” – Rachel Mcilwham, 1st violin, Ex London Philharmonic Orchestra, Tunbridge Wells.

“Wonderful puppets, great varied performance, excellent set with surprises. I loved how you showed ‘the bones’ of puppetry. Audience interaction and response to comments spot on!” – Rod Boucher, Performer, Bedlam OZ (World Theatre Company), London.

“Fabulous storytelling with wonderful puppets. A fantastic experience enjoyed by all the children and adults!” – Dawn Cox, Class Teacher, Great Witley Primary School, Worcestershire.

“This was an amazing puppet show. Much better than The Red Fairy (I saw this when I was 5) – I have seen many more now I am 84 but this is one of the best!” – Barbara, Retired Librarian, London.

“A fantastic performance, magical in every way. The children (age 5-11) were entertained from beginning to end. Highly recommended!” -Kim Williams, Jenny Lloyd, Tara Powell, playleaders, Jumping Jacks Out of School Care, Hay on Wye.

“Excellent! The set was amazing and the children were engaged throughout the performance.” –   Bonita Cattle, Arts Development Officer, Redbridge Borough Council, London.

“My children (aged 4 & 8) really enjoyed the show. Great set and audience interaction.” – Cath Davis, Production Manager, Actionwork (T.I.E Company), Weston-Super-Mare.

“Absolutely spellbinding! The death scene at the end was beautifully performed and appropriately dealt with for the ages. Stunning costumes and puppets and exquisite mastery of voice and movement. True storytelling!” – Lucie White, Parent, Dramatics(music & drama for 3 & 4 year olds), Malvern.

“The show is absolutely wonderful. I enjoyed it and my son was mesmerized. I loved the winter puppets especially.” – R. Mihaslovic, Parent, Kidderminster.

“It was a marvelous performance. I really enjoyed the music and the puppets are amazing masterpieces – Outstanding!” – Nina Los Peires, Parent, London.

“Excellent! It enthralled children age 2 and a half – 52! Excellent blend of action and music. We thought the winter puppets were beautiful. Highly recommended.” – Allyson Taylor, Headteacher, St Mary’s School and Playgroup, Fownhope, Herefordshire.

“All audience comments were very positive and staff were equally impressed. An excellent performance that we enjoyed hosting. Many thanks.” – Emma Stevens, Library Learning Officer, Herefordshire Libraries.

“Absolutely super puppets, set and puppeteer – the best I have seen here for children.” – C. Dunne, Director, Headstart 4 Health, London.

“First class. Look forward to seeing you again.” – A Morris, Parent, Pershore, Worcestershire.

“An excellent storyteller – very expressive.” – Karon Dyke, Parent, Bromyard, Herefordshire.

“Excellent! It was great to have a story that didn’t involve lots of shouting for a change; something to make the children think. The opportunity to ask questions was also a good idea and the stage set and puppets were very impressive. See you next year!” – Helen Russell, Pedmore Primary School, Worcestershire.

“Thank you very much Rob for giving us a preview of The Selfish Giant. Performance and music was wonderful.” – S. R. Matthews, Headteacher, Stretton Sugwas School, Hereford.

“The children were fascinated by the intricacies of the set and the puppets. A 3 year old very unsure at the start ended up dancing to the music accompanying the North Wind.” – Wendy Price, Manager, Llangrove Leapfrogs, Herefordshire.

The children were totally absorbed. Timing was just right – good mix of action, music and narrative. A lovely show”! – Alex Madeley, Crowmoor Nursery, Shrewsbury.

“Fantastic! The children loved it and remembered many details afterwards. They felt very privileged to be let into the secrets at the end.” – Del Francis, Canon Pyon Primary School, Hereford.

“Another great performance which was well received by our children.” – Stella Hope, Assistant Headteacher, Oak Wood Primary School, Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

 Peter & the Wolf

“Both myself and my 4 year old daughter very much enjoyed it. Both exciting and funny.” – Vanessa Rye, Audience member, Blackheath Halls, London.

“Great fun. The children really seemed to enjoy it, and good for the adults also, unlike some children’s shows.” – Sue Stocks, Audience member, Blackheath Halls, London.

“Absolutely fantastic, I loved it as much as my children.” – Fay Compton, Primary School Teacher and Mum of 3 + 4 year olds, Audience member, Arts Depot, London.

“Excellent. You have the ability to encourage audience participation without fear. The style and delivery of your performance is particularly good for very young children. Thank you very much.” – Carole Harris, Sure Start, Leominster, Herefordshire.

“Terrific show, thank you”! – J. Clemence, Audience member, The Tricycle Theatre, London

“From the show report: excellent, please book them again!” – Nick Reed, Director, Chats Palace, Hackney, London.

“A thoroughly brilliant performance of a tale that my children adore. You kept all thirty children (aged 2 – 6) captivated with your storytelling and all of the adults as well.”  Eve Hooper, Parent, Worcester.

“The children really enjoyed Peter & the Wolf. They were really engrossed. Rob interacted so well and held their attention throughout – we would certainly have this show again.” – S. Goodwin, Senior Teacher, Clifford Primary School, Herefordshire.

“My 4 year old came to see Peter & the Wolf at Central Studios last Saturday. He sat spellbound for the performance and afterwards you very kindly let him stroke the duck and gave him a feather. He was so pleased – Thank you.” – Tracy Meadows, Parent, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

“Parents and children got really involved with the participation elements and were enthralled with the characters.” – Charlotte Beard, Programming and Marketing Manager, Number 8, Pershore, Worcestershire.

“The children really enjoyed the show. They had to use their imaginations and were really drawn into the story. A good mixture of music, drama and puppets.” – Pat Hill, Literacy Co-ordinator, Finstall First School, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.

“This is the second production of Sea legs that we have seen and it was equally as excellent as the first. Thoroughly enjoyed by all!” – Mrs Forrester, Teacher, Stone First School, Kidderminster.

“We really enjoyed the show and hope to be able to book you again in the next academic year.” – Val Baldwin, KS1 Manager, Lapal Primary School, Halesowen, West Midlands.

“We like the intimacy created by storytelling and the puppets really bring it to life. This is a good value performance and compliments our literacy teaching.” – Penny Browning, KS1 Co-ordinator, St Paul’s C. E Primary School, Hereford.

“A very good one man show. Great storytelling and dramatics.” – Lisa Short, Literacy Co-ordinator, Weobley Primary School, Herefordshire.

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    "I Just wanted to say thank you for the most amazing day today - can't thank you enough. All of the children from pre-school right up were inspired and amazed by your production of The Ugly Duckling!" - Rachel Hughes, Year 1 Teacher, Glenfall Community Primary School, Cheltenham.

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    "Rarely do I bother to review anything but I felt I had to in this instance...My 4 year old son was totally mesmerised by The Selfish Giant show from start to finish and I love the idea that you simply tell a lovely, meaningful story in an old fashioned fun way. I really hope you come our way again as we would be the first to book in to see you, but for now we have our cd which my son played over and over back at home! - Heidi Azarpour, Audience Member, Stafford Gatehouse.

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    "We enjoy Sea Legs' shows for the high quality of story telling but also the exceptional puppets, sets and imagination that goes into each production. As a grown up its lovely to take my daughter to something I know I will enjoy as much as her. We look forward to the next time you come to Nottingham." - Tamsin Peach, Audience Member, Nottingham Playhouse.

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    "An enthralling experience for all and a great introduction to live theatre for very young children." - A. Taylor, Headteacher, St Mary's Primary School, Fownhope, Hereford.

    "Little Bo Peep was an excellent and very positive experience for our pre-school children. The attention to detail was amazing! I have no hesitation in recommending this show to other pre-schools." - Mrs Alice Bennett, Centre Leader, Madresfield Early Years Centre, Malvern, (Judged Best Nursery in the UK 2012 by NDNA)

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    "Many thanks for the beautiful production of the Ugly Duckling we enjoyed at the Hive the other day. I had hoped my five and two year old would make it through the tale and it wouldn't be too stressful for me trying to keep them sitting down. As it was, we were absolutely captivated by a magical and moving performance; it was an hour of blissful escapism for myself (tinted with bittersweet nostalgia) as well as being beautiful entertainment for the children." - Camila Stewart, Audience Member, The Hive, Shrewsbury.

    "A fantastic, moving and inspirational performance - Thank you so much and please let us know when you have a new production." - Janette Hinch, Deputy Headteacher, Harewood Infant School, Gloucester.

    "Absolutely spellbinding! Stunning costumes and puppets and exquisite mastery of voice and movement. True storytelling!" - Lucy White, Audience Member, Malvern Theatres.