Aesop's Touring Theatre Company

Aesop's Touring Theatre Company


This play, a Shakespearean adaptation of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' performed 'Aesop' style was so much fun to write, direct and perform and our actors at the time Alia Wilson, Fergus Davison and our fantastic musician, Hattie Jolly, an accomplished flautist in her own right, plus professional face painter and artist Shirley Bloomfield and not forgetting my dad, Albert, were all such great company to work with and really embraced the challenge of something quite different. We are always up for new challenges and would love to perform at your garden party so if you have an idea or want a surprise party for that somebody 'special' in your life then please do get in touch for more details. In the meantime, please take a look at our website to see all ten plays we have on offer.
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Bicester Festival Abingdon-on-Thames Heritage Open Days Abingdon County Hall Museum The Writers' Greenhouse Incredible Edible Oxford Flo's - The Place in the Park Wolfson College, Oxford The Phoenix Picturehouse The Ultimate Picture Palace (UPP) Curzon Oxford Oxford Horror Club Oxford Playhouse Gonzo Moose Theatre Pegasus Comedy The Duck Arts at the Old Fire Station Oxford Youth Strike - UKSCN Oxford Climate Strike - 20 Sept 2019 Oxfordshire Green Party Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust - BBOWT Environmental And Education Centre Sutton Courtenay Aesop's Touring Theatre Company Summertown Stars Football Club Cerebral Palsy Sport
We hosted these guys on our farm on a midsummer day surrounded by trees, woods, good cheeer and lots of kids. We'd asked them to do a Shakespeare quickie: a -30- minutes narrated verrion of Midsummer Night's dream for my wife's significant birthday. They're funny, inventive, unruly and, well, Shakesperean: boys performing girl's roles, asides, hamming it up and lacing the (odd) reference to the original play with pantomime humour and bags of entusiasm. Karen is the star of course but I'm encouraged by Albert who is a reminder that you can be daft at any age. Take a bow.
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Aesop's Touring Theatre Company We are a professional Theatre In Education (TIE) company touring nationally to schools, art centres, theatres, village halls and even people's living rooms.

Performing plays and conducting workshops based on the national curriculum specifically written for nursery, infant and junior age ranges. All our plays are carefully researched for accuracy of content and are performed by professionally trained actors who hold DBS certificates.

Operating as usual


ROBIN HOOD RESCUES THE FOREST at The Riverhouse Arts Centre in Walton-On-Thames on Saturday 7th May at 2pm. Suitable for 5 - 12 years![email protected]


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AESOP’S TOURING THEATRE COMPANY will be performing ‘Robin Hood Rescues the Forest’ at The Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre in Walton-On-Thames on Saturday 7th May at 2pm.
This is a very interactive production filled with music and humour that combines “myths and legends” with an important study of ecology and the environment.
Suitable for 5 - 12 years!


Our next Theatre Production at The Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre in Walton-On-Thames on Saturday 7th May at 2pm is ROBIN HOOD RESCUES THE FOREST Suitable for 5-12 years. Bookings online or 01932 253354


Wishing a very happy Easter to all the many thousands of children and adults we have entertained over the last 23 years! We have shows and workshops on offer for every occasion! Our next Theatre Production is ‘Robin Hood Rescues the Forest’ at The Riverhouse Barn in Walton-On-Thames Saturday 7th May at 2pm. Suitable for 4-14 year olds. Remember to book your tickets online or call Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre on 01932 253354 for tickets or see their online booking system


The Gingerbread Man is in this morning at CHIPS Playschemes. Looking forward to our !


What a fantastic day in Lowestoft yesterday performing our production of Robin Hood Rescues the Forest to the whole school and
They are currently studying ways in which we can all help conserve and look after the environment. Our play covers many subjects including recycling, pollution, ecology, effects of littering, photosynthesis, importance of tree planting, wildlife and nature.
This play is very popular right now as it is certainly very topical, but it also has the right amount of entertainment, music and humour. Audiences love to be involved and we make sure they are with plenty of participation and audience interaction. This all becomes an important part of the learning process. We hope to visit your school soon!


Performing a Peaky Blinders Murder Mystery at Leeds Castle in Kent! Fantastic fun!!


A fantastic day in Birmingham yesterday conducting a Little Red Riding Hood for followed by a Workshop for and . In the afternoon they enjoyed our play and we had some great feedback. We look forward to returning to Elms Farm Community with more plays and bespoke workshops next time.


Celebrating 23 Years of AESOP’S TOURING THEATRE COMPANY since The Ides of March, 1999
Long may we Carry On!!


Celebrating 23 years of Aesop’s Touring Theatre Company since this day, The Ides of March, 1999
Long may we Carry On!!


Today’s performance of The Gingerbread Man at The Aisha Nursery in Stanmore was great fun! Lovely ladies and the children really enjoyed the show! Lots of laughs!!


Today we returned to Manorfield in to conduct a Great Fire of London with children. They performed short scenes depicting the story and worked so well together sharing ideas and listening to each other. Definitely a few budding actors in this class!


We love our papier-mâché half masks for our play ‘The Story of Aesop’s Fables’


Last week we were back at Maltmans Green in Chalfont St Peter near performing our play “Henry VIII” to girls. We have been many times before and they relish the interaction and participation. We do, of course, reenact the beheading of Catherine Howard which they absolutely love!
After the play, we conduct and the year group are able to devise their own and culminating in a performance.
Lots of fun while being educational at the same time.
We look forward to returning again next time.
In the meantime, all our ten plays are available to book and we also conduct bespoke workshops. Whatever you’re studying or the current topic, we can provide a suitable workshop that will be hugely fun and both and


Looking forward to performing TIMELINE to Infants and Juniors at Churcher’s College Junior School in Liphook today.
The play is performed by one actor who portrays over 23 different characters covering a period in history from Stone Age to Present Day. Plenty of interaction and participation with the audience, SFX, music and comedy abound to make this an extravaganza and visually entertaining production. A wonderful way for children to learn the chronology and immerse themselves in .

Aesop's Touring Theatre Company updated their information in their About section. 28/01/2022

Aesop's Touring Theatre Company updated their information in their About section.

Aesop's Touring Theatre Company updated their information in their About section.


Yesterday’s performance of ‘The Story of Aesop’s Fables’ was so much fun. This particular is one of our regulars. Sadly, there were about 15 children at home with Covid but they managed to zoom in and watch our show. Naturally, we included them as we would all our audience in the performance and it was just as if they were sitting enjoying the play with the rest of the group.
We are well versed in adapting to the needs of our audience and relish a challenge. Everybody should be made to feel a part of the action, even if it means participating in 2D!
Hurry now and as enquiries are coming in thick and fast and all our and are currently available to book.
We hope to visit your school soon!


Just performed “The Hare and The Tortoise” South Vale Pre School in Sudbury. Wonderful staff and children! Thank you for being such a great audience! Happy Christmas to you all!


Today we performed The Adventures of The Gingerbread Man at Little Birds Forest in Amberley. The loved the and sat beautifully all the way through. They were very good and helped the Gingerbread Man find his way home. It wasn’t long ago when I spotted the Man running through the bushes! I managed to get this photograph of him as he ran past!!


Really enjoyed our day at Harmans Water Primary School yesterday performing and conducting for . Terrific feedback and thanks for being a brilliant audience too!


A really enjoyable morning at Edgeborough School in performing our production of The Story of Aesop’s Fables. The children participated and interacted beautifully.
Such a wonderful theatre space and lovely staff to boot! We look forward to seeing you again soon.


Currently at Edgeborough School in Frensham about to perform The Story of Aesop’s Fables to


A fantastic morning performing to the boys at Carshalton Boys Sports College
Their reactions and participation was brilliant. They really relished in the immersive experience and thoroughly enjoyed our production! We hope to come back with one or more other plays and workshops!


Today we performed our ecological and environmental production ‘Robin Hood Rescues the Forest’ at Camp Canary Club in Canary Wharf. The children were very knowledgeable and knew not to waste water nor the countryside. They knew all about , and replanting trees. We were very impressed with these youngsters and thoroughly enjoyed our return visit to this college. 


A fantastic day of workshops with students 15 - 18 years from Ellesmere College yesterday. After a night’s stay in Shropshire, we are now on our way to Wolverhampton and in particular, Wilkinson Primary School for our WWII play and Workshops. On with the tour...


So much fun performing our production of‘Search for the Lost Tomb’ @cumnorhouseschool in Haywards Heath last week. Fabulous interaction and participation from our and costumes were brilliant! We look forward to seeing you again with more of our plays!


Looking forward to a return visit performing WWII to this morning at St Margaret’s CE Primary School in .

Aesop's Touring Theatre Company updated their address. 10/10/2021

Aesop's Touring Theatre Company updated their address.

Aesop's Touring Theatre Company updated their address.


Today’s performance at St John’s School in Northwood was a huge success with years 3 and 4.
Our play ‘Search for the Lost Tomb’ is a great way to start their topic about Ancient Egypt and the children were told to make their own costumes. They looked great! Even the staff made a concerted effort and I’m sure one of them was the real Queen Cleopatra in the picture!! It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves.
Of course, they loved the mummification scene and being wrapped in a 40ft linen bandage! Who wouldn’t?!

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