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Enriching The Curriculum And Supporting Literacy Through Storytelling
The Christmas Elves and The Shoemaker
NEW! A festive retelling of this favourite fairytale is touring schools from 18 November.
Suitable for Early Years and KS1, this performance will delight and enthrall children and teachers alike.
It can be booked on its own or as part of a full school day alongside Chris Connaughton's other stories and workshops.
Simply call or go to the contact page here to secure a date for your school. 
PRICE DROP! Because school budgets are so tight this year, Chris is offering a discounted cost of just £230 for a full day's visit leading up to the Christmas period in the following regions:
28, 29, 30 November - London and Kent
1, 2, 5, 6 December - Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Surrey 
12, 13, 14 December - Yorkshire and North East
A full day can include up to 5 storytelling sessions and/or workshops so there's plenty of time for every child (and teacher!) throughout school.
Ring Chris on 07718 048904 for more details.
OUT NOW! Chris Connaughton has written a chapter for the new Tiny Voices Talk book. Available from Crown House Publishing, it includes advice, ideas and practical teaching approaches from a variety of educators. 

“Intext Performance provides a range and quality of work for schools that no othertheatre company delivers” 
Head Teacher, Lumley Junior School

Book Chris Connaughton
 during his author tour of The Essence Hunters. Back on the road again from September.  
Signed copies also available here in our bookshop.
Recent comments from staff:

You covered so many points in the EYFS profile for communication, literacy & expressive arts...it was spot on, once again thank you.”
“Wonderfully inspiring for the children (and staff!) You never cease to amaze me how you aim it perfectly, whichever age group you work with.”

 - Teachers at William Gilbert Primary, Duffield

(Above) Recent productions of Tresure Island (Y4-6) Sherlock Holmes (Y5-8) and Charles Dickens (Y5-6) 
 "Thank you for your wonderful contribution to literacy and the arts. The children and staff in my nursery class love your work, and so does my 12 yr old son! Hopefully see you in school soon😁 "- Parent and teacher in online feedback.
My son wouldn’t pick up a book until your visit, and now he can’t put yours down! Thank you for introducing him to reading“ - Parent and teacher at Portsmouth Grammar Junior School
The best stories ever! - Ringwood Junior School
A must have - George Heriot's School, Edinburgh
Enchanting - Sunninghill School, Dorchester
             Details here of how to book an author visit or storytelling day for your school or venue.
Intext Performance's director and main performer is Chris Connaughton, an actor with over 30 years' experience in all forms of theatre, television and radio. He now writes and produces work for young audiences as well as being the author of the 'Beltheron' series of fantasy novels for 9 year olds and upwards. The Beltheron books are available to buy here.
In 2020, Chris was honoured to be asked to write "Hospital by the Hill" for leading children's charities, Simon Says and Winston's Wish. With a foreword by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, the book has now been distributed to hundreds of families around the world who have lost a key-worker parent to Covid 19. Further details about this book are available here: Hospital by the Hill 
Why not visit and like the Intext Performance Facebook page where you will find new pictures and articles, discounted offers, and links to educational and children's theatre news. 
(Above) Charles Dickens' classic story 'The Signalman' available for Y5 and upwards. (Below) A variety of archive pictures from Chris's many school and theatre tours.
Spirits of the Sea washingcrusoeLeoJohn bowes-001story garden singingOdysseus outdoors 1      Treasure Island onlineChris and Essence HuntersDarwin - The Evolution of an Idea