Little Red Riding Hood

Interactive fun!

Kids love learning English with IPA Primary. They actively take part in our shows, climbing up on stage to play the role of damsels in distress, x-ray patients , trees, or whatever other characters or props we happen to “forget” that day! No one is obliged to get on stage, but so many want to that it can be hard for us to choose between all those raised hands!

We bring our own light and sound equipment (3000 W). All we need is a 5 x 4 metre (6 x 4 for Rudolph) stage area with electrical supply.

A great experience for kids – and teachers

Vocabulary

We keep our shows to around 100 basic words and present our shows in a clear, structured way.

Music

All our shows for Primary have songs that the children can learn and sing before and after the performance.

Activities

Each show comes with its own workpack and a variety of teacher-approved activities, all of which can be downloaded from our website.

Audience

We recommend a maximum audience size of 100–150 per show, which guarantees enjoyment by all.

Our shows

Little Red

One morning Mrs. Riding Hood prepares breakfast for her daughter, Little Red, before she goes to school. Little Red doesn’t like breakfast. She also doesn’t like school. She decides to go shopping and visit her Granny. Before she gets to Granny’s house, she meets a wolf in the forest. The wolf is very hungry. But this is not his biggest problem. Little Red doesn’t like wolves, either…

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Availability 2016–17, 2017–18
Level 1st–2nd of Primary
Format Medium
Duration 50 minutes
Content Verbs: be, have, like in afirmative, negative and interrogative. Vocabulary: food, parts of the body, feelings. Functional language: express preferences, tell time, ask for things.
Setup time 60 minutes

Cinderella

Poor Cinderella has a few problems: her horrible step-sisters, her almost-completely deaf and forgetful fairy godfather, and a short-sighted Prince Charming. Can we help her? Yes, we can!

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Availability 2016–17, 2017–18
Level 1st–2nd of Primary
Format Medium
Duration 50 minutes
Content Basic vocabulary of the house, emotions, the numbers from 1 to 12 and basic verbs in present tense.
Setup time 60 minutes

Georgina & the Dragon

Georgina is a little girl who loves helping others, and so when the king tells her that the kingdom is being besieged by pirates, vikings and a terrible dragon, she offers to help right away. But how can a little eight year-old girl sort out the king’s big problems?

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Availability 2016–17, 2017–18
Level 1st–2nd of Primary
Format Medium
Duration 50 minutes
Content Verbs in present tense.Vocabulary of tastes and right and wrong. Basic adjectives.
Setup time 60 minutes

Snow White

Snow White lives in a beautiful palace with Queen Ezmerelda. But one day the Magic Mirror tells the Queen that she is not the best at everything. The Queen gets very angry and Snow White escapes to the forest. There she finds a small, dirty little house inhabited by dwarves…

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Availability 2016–17, 2017–18
Level 3rd–4th of Primary
Format Medium
Duration 50 minutes
Content Verbs: present tense. Vocabulary: food, clothing and furniture, basic adjectives, comparatives and superlatives. Functional language: express habits, likes and dislikes, compare and offer things.
Setup time 60 minutes

Billy Banjo

Billy is an innocent, romantic musician. His wife, Kate, on the other hand, calls him a no-good lazy bones. Tired of being poor, Kate throws Billy out of the house and tells him to go find his fortune. With the help of his banjo, the audience and a mysterious bandit, Billy tries to make $1000 and win back his beloved Kate.

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Availability 2016–17, 2017–18
Level 3rd–4th of Primary
Format Medium
Duration 50 minutes
Content Present simple and questions. Vocabulary: adjectives and adverbs of movement and comparison. Expressing desires i abilities with can and can’t.
Setup time 60 minutes

Tarzan

Tarzan lives in the jungle with all his animal friends. It’s wild, it’s fun and it’s tax free. But when Tarzan meets the intrepid jungle explorer, Jane, he suddenly realizes that his levels of culture, English and personal hygiene need to be improved and quickly.

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Availability 2016–17, 2017–18
Level 3rd–4th of Primary
Format Medium
Duration 50 minutes
Content Verbs: present simple and continuous, including 3rd person. Vocabulary: adjectives, animals and personal hygiene. Functional language: express feelings and opinions, give advice.
Setup time 60 minutes

Robin Hood

England has a problem: the Sheriff of Nottingham, the rich and greedy tax collector. Our valiant hero, Robin Hood is convinced he is the only one who can save the country. With bow, arrow and sword he heroically fights in the name of justice. He is brave. He is fearless. Unfortunately, he is also wrong!

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Availability 2016–17
Level 5th–6th of Primary
Duration 50 minutes
Content Verbs: have, like, give, and take. Possessives (my, your, his, her). Adjectives of quantity. Functional language: singing, expressing likes and dislikes and asking questions.
Setup time 60 minutes

Treasure Island

Jim finds a treasure map but starts to worry when he discovers that the ship he’s hired belongs to the infamous pirate Long John Silver.

Availability 2017–18
Level 5th–6th of Primary
Format Medium
Duration 50 minutes
Content Verbs in present tense. Vocabulary: ships and pirates, adverbs of direction, making promises and expressing degrees of certainty.
Setup time 60 minutes

Frankenstein

Frankenstein is a doctor of medicine. He has a laboratory where, helped by his assistant, he gives classes of anatomy. He also has a book called How to make a monster. All he needs are a few pieces of body, a brain and a lot of energy. But where is he going to get these things from?

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Availability 2016–17, 2017–18
Level 5th–6th of Primary
Format Medium
Duration 50 minutes
Content Verbs: present tense, including 3rd person and imperative. Vocabulary: parts of the body, basic adjectives and adverbs, narrative structures. Functional language: asking questions, giving explanations and instructions.
Setup time 60 minutes. Frankenstein requires a performance space that gives us the possibility of total darkness.

Tommy and the Talent Thief

Tommy loves dancing. So when he fails his dance exam, he is very upset. He thinks he has no talent for dancing.

His dance teacher tells Tommy that his talent has probably been stolen by the Talent Thief. The Talent Thief lives in the house at the top of the mountain. At night, he comes down to steal children’s talents for himself. Tommy decides to climb to the top of the mountain and get his talent back. He sets off on an adventure where he meets a variety of characters who help and hinder him in his mission to get to the top of the mountain and retrieve his dancing talent.

Tommy and the Talent Thief is magical musical adventure with an important message: if you want something in life, you’d best work hard for it!

Availability 2017–18
Level 5th–6th Primary
Format Large
Duration 55 minutes
Content Verbs: present tenses (including 3rd person singular) and imperative. Vocabulary: abilities, travel and shopping. Functional language: expressing desires and preferences, asking questions, giving explanations and asking for things.
Setup time 60 minutes