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Derry-Londonderry, N.Ireland

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Performances

We write and perform all of our own original material. Our work is very diverse and includes stage shows, street theatre, family shows, and interactive storytelling. We have a wide range of material suitable for very young children, teens, and adults of all ages. We have performed in Creches, Schools, Care Homes, Theatres, Festivals and Conferences. 

Alternative Bedtime Stories

Our HIT SHOW has been wowing audiences across UK and Ireland. See Show Dates section for tour info. 

PLEASE NOTE: this show contains adult themes and strong language. A version for schools, with accompanying workshop(s) is available. 

 

"Once upon a time, two fair maidens dragged fairy tales kicking and screaming into the 21st century in this sharp and original review of all things “happily ever after”. Follow the trail of breadcrumbs to see your favourite bedtime stories poked with a big stick before being tossed into a cauldron with physical comedy and biting wit. 


Follow the trail of breadcrumbs into the mind of the MakeyUppers where you will stumble across the stories you thought you knew. Watch as they are poked with a big stick before being tossed into a cauldron with physical comedy and biting wit. Sample the results. They may not taste as sweet as you remember."

Interactive Storytelling:
MakeyUppers' Mystery Bag

CSI (Curious Story Investigators) Rita Book and Goodie Reed have stumbled upon a long lost mystery bag and need help in their investigation to discover who owns it and how it ended up so lost for so long.

An interactive performance of storytelling and craic unlike anything you will have seen before!

Sorcha Shanahan and Gemma Walker are experienced actors and facilitators who will lead this interactive performance in character as ‘Curious Story Investigators’. They arrive with a ‘mystery bag’ of objects which will form the basis of a prop-based storytelling workshop. The participants are guided through various steps towards making up a mini story about who owned the ‘mystery bag’ and where it came from. This story will then inspire an original spontaneous performance lead by the two actors with the participants providing additional dialogue and sound effects, etc. 

40-60 minute versions are ideal for children and families. 

Longer and more in-depth sessions are also available.

 

 

The Fibbideers

Hortensia Bergamont, Rupert Tablesalt and Bev are a motley band of traveling minstrels who 'never let the truth get in the way of a good story'. They are often found in unlikely places entertaining themselves and their audiences with stories and songs. This comedy storytelling act includes elements of music and puppetry. Suitable for all ages. 

The Tinderbox

Experiece Hans Christian Anderson's story as you've never seen it before- barbie dolls, shadow puppets, dogs and sing-a-longs. 

Rose-Marie's Yankee Doodle Dander

Discover the hidden (and factually incorrect) history of one of Ireland's greatest exports. Interactive shenanigans that will have you fondly remembering Dance Hall dances, old timey romances and the joy of second chances. Hilarity for the young at heart.

Alternative CHRISTMAS Stories

A Christmas antidote for grown ups with all the seasons’ favourites. A Panto Nativity, an alternative carol service, the Krampus, a wandering babushka, and Christmas like you’ve never experienced it before.  The comedy storytellers delve into the furthest recesses of the festive season from across the world, find strange and familiar traditions, and give them the skew-whiffed MakeyUpper makeover to bring you a hilariously irreverent show with humour and horror in equal measure.

From the people who brought you ‘Alternative Bedtime Stories’, this is festive foolery not for the faint of heart.

(Suitable for 14+ due to strong language adult themes)

Witch on Work Experience

WALK-ABOUT ACT FOR EVENTS: Grimeena Mandrake is a witch on a mission. She is sick of the prejudice she faces and has decided to take a stand on behalf of Seasonal Persons everywhere. She has signed up to the S.P.E.L.L.S work experience programme in order to help the world understand that Witches are not just for Halloween and should be able to work all year round. Grimeena is keen to get stuck in to all manner of tasks and has a strong work ethic. 

Please see a clip from her recent inspiring documentary and get in touch if you have any jobs for a Witch on Work Experience.