One World Stories

A day which hits literacy targets while seeking to raise children’s aspirations and to encourage them to go for their dreams.

We had a dream of a theatre company who would tell stories to audiences of all ages that has carried us through 40 years. As Footprints Theatre prepares to bow out, we want to take this chance to share with you some of our favourite story performances – as well as sharing with your children the idea that with hard work and determination they could achieve their own dreams for their lives in the future...

Caribbean: Quaka Raja

A traditional Jamaican song-based story where the young but brave vegetable grower Quaka Raja, defeats the evil child-stealing monster Zobbolak. Lots of participatory fun.

Key Stages 1&2.

Africa: uMfana’s Blanket

Children learn Zulu words as they follow uMfana and his dog putting right a dreadful mistake which nearly kills the people of the village. Watch out for the lions!

Key Stages 1&2.

Australia: Tiddlalik the Toad

A gathering of Australian animals who need to put right the selfish actions of the giant toad. Using rhythm and sound effects, the children help to save the day. Lots of laughter.

Foundation / Key Stages 1&2.

Lebanon: Akhwat Shanai

Environmental themes as the children help to irrigate the dry land in this true Lebanese tale. Co-operative strategies are used as characters learn not to prejudge others and their ideas.

Key Stage 2.

Midas & the Golden Rule

Rhythm and masks help young audiences to engage with the classic tale of selfishness and calamity of having that magic golden touch. The traditional Greek Chorus is formed from your children. 

Key Stage 2.

England: The Pedlar of Swaffham

John Chapman and his dog, Lazybones, follow a dream of bright treasure. His surprising find benefits the whole community. Laughter and song help the journey along.

Key Stages 1&2.

India: The Three Wishes of Savitri

A Hindu Princess proves to her father and to the world that a young woman can make good choices on her own. Children learn some simple Indian dance hand gestures in this delightful tale. 

Key Stages 1&2.

America: The Legend of Bluebonnet

One small girl unexpectedly brings new life to her people by making a costly sacrifice. A beautiful and poignant ancient myth from the Comanché people.

Foundation / Key Stage 1.

Caribbean: World Wise Web

The trickster Anansi searches for wisdom from all over the world. A charming and engaging story drawing on African roots in Caribbean culture.

Foundation / Key Stage 1.


One World Stories:

for up to 5 class-sized groups £625 

for 5 to 8 class-sized groups £675
maximum charge £725 for 9+ class-sized groups.

Two storytellers for one day including a planning meeting when we will discuss the programme of the day with you.