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Join our storytelling pirates as they take you on an adventure across the open seas.

A child finds themselves alone, bobbing along the ocean in a paper boat searching for a new home. Frightened and alone they meet some friendly creatures along the way. Mr Penguin and his egg Percy educate the child on how climate change is affecting their homeland, whilst Miss Swifty Swift teaches the child that a home is where they Lay their Hat! Disaster strikes when a big storm approaches. Will the child ever find their home with the help of their new friends?

Book & Lyrics by Patrick O’Sullivan
Music by Will Pickering

My Paper Boat is an original musical story for ages 5-7 and explores the themes of:

  • Migration

  • Friendship

  • Bravery

  • Climate Change

  • Things are never as they seem


First Encounters is a theatre-for-children project created in collaboration with Southampton Music Hub. The theatre production features actor-musicians and provides KS1 pupils with the experience of seeing their first live piece of theatre and music in their schools. This project encourages teachers to merge drama and music lessons and to teach storytelling through song.

The project includes:
A 40 minute Theatre Production
FREE twilight Teacher CPD, scheme of work and a suite of digital teaching resources

This project is for schools only. To confirm your booking, please complete the booking form.


£250 for 1 show, £400 for 2 shows, £500 for 3 shows.
How to Book

Please complete this booking form.


Age Advice:

5-7 years