In ‘Little Man Jack & Other Adventures for Curious Children’ Ursula collaborates with folk cellist Polly Virr to transport one of England’s oldest and well loved children’s story characters firmly into the 21st century with seamlessly interwoven tale telling, music & heaps of interaction. Join Jack on his ongoing quest to please his poor mother and meet all the magical friends and creatures that help or hinder his journey.
First commissioned by Opera North’s Education department in 2017 this show has proved a hit at theatres, libraries and museums alike across the North of England and Ireland, so much so it seemed positively idle not to tour it further.
- Audience Capacity:5 to 30 +
- Duration: 60 Minutes (Weather Dependent Outdoors)
- Venue Requirements: Audience seating and a sound proof room (if indoors) A tent or a quiet space (if outdoors)
From the first moment Ursula & Polly entranced and mesmerized everyone. This is a fascinating, richly woven tale with wonderful pace and truly great characters. Interspersed with Polly’s sonorous cello, Ursula interacts with her young audience to raise tension and suspense to a great pitch before steering the story safely and seamlessly towards its happy ending. The children did not want it to finish! They could not wrench themselves back to reality! (Seven Stories National Storytelling Museum Team, February 2017)