The Ramayana

I’m really looking forward to bringing this new show to schools this autumn!

THE RAMAYANA

Rama and Sita have made a happy home deep in the forest.
But when the terrifying ten-headed demon king kidnaps Sita, everythingchanges.
How will Rama every find her?
Can a loveable, scatterbrain friend help?

Full of flying monkeys, strong princesses, vivid imagery, excitement and enchantment, this performance will delight and inspire pupils and teachers alike.

Emily, who has been described as an “extraordinary storyteller” plays traditional Indian instruments, teaches some Hindi words and even shares some Katak dancing as part of the show. Expect lots of participation too!

‘The Ramayana’ lies at the heart of DIVALI, the huge ‘festival of lights’ celebrated in November by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world.
Join in Divali celebrations with this storytelling performance in your school!

“A talented storyteller! She captivated the children.”  Teacher, Wigton Primary School

“The story was AMAZING! I didn’t want it to end!”  Yr5 pupil, St Begas School

KS2 Performance: 60mins
KS1 Performance: 50mins

Bespoke Workshops also available:
Pupils explore and retell the story through storytelling, drama and creative writing. Workshops are tailor-made based on conversation with the class teacher.

Emily has a strong relationship with India and its stories. She has toured India with the British Council, performing and running workshops, and performed at Delhi’s Storytelling Festival. She has studied storytelling with renowned Indian storytellers and travelled extensively in India and Nepal, collecting stories, researching traditional Indian forms of storytelling and teaching at the Kattai Kuttu theatre school.

Storytelling, as we know, takes many forms and is an integral part of every child’s learning. Proven to raise standards in literacy, improve speaking and listening skills and inspire creative writing and thinking, the experience of live storytelling is also a powerful educational tool across and beyond the wider curriculum.

Emily is an avid story-collector as well as teller, often travelling the world from India to South America, Scandinavia to Japan, collecting stories to bring back and share. Emily brings with her a great passion for storytelling and over 10 years of professional storytelling experience.

“Emily was inspirational… She is an exceptional storyteller who gave children of all ages and abilities a real purpose to write and create their own tales”   Ms Paine, Priory Infant School

“Thank you for giving our children such an enriching experience with your storytelling workshops. They loved it and it gave the teaching staff inspiration and confidence to try similar activities with their classes.
We had an assessor in from Arts Mark who was very impressed with our links with such a great storyteller… so thank you!!”  
 

Ms Dissington, Bromstone Primary School