About the Company

 Organise visits for your school or venue, contact us for more information or buy books from our bookshop.
Enriching The Curriculum And Supporting Literacy Through Storytelling
OUT NOW! Chris has written a chapter for the new Tiny Voices Talk book. Available from Independent Thinking Ltd and Crown House Publishing, it includes advice, ideas and practical teaching approaches from a variety of educators. 
Chris also has a new teaching workshop based around his chapter 'Finding Your Storytelling Voice'. 
Available again from November 2023 as an INSET or twilight session, it looks at using storytelling techniques to enhance reading for pleasure and shows ways you can increase your own confidence in presenting ideas in the classroom, meetings, and even school assemblies!
Ring Chris Connaughton on 07718 048904 for more details. 
“Intext Performance provides a range and quality of work for schools that no other theatre company delivers” 
Head Teacher, Lumley Junior School

Book Chris Connaughton
 during his author tour of The Essence Hunters. Back on the road again from November 2023.  
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