New term begins! 2018

Welcome back to AliCaT.  I hope you have all had a wonderful summer break full of fun and activities.  Our new term starts Monday 10th September 2018.

During the break I have been researching and planning all the projects we will be working on this year.  I am excited to start.  I hope this year is full of creativity, fun, laughter and lots of learning and developing.  That includes me!

Look forward to seeing you all very soon

Best wishes Ali x


Can’t wait for the children to use this set!

The Easter holidays have meant one thing to me… time to prepare for the next children’s show… ‘There’s a Sunflower in my Supper’ by AliCaT Foundation children…

It has been such fun creating such a beautiful set (designed by Shaun Batt), bright and cheery lighting (designed by Sam Riddiford, RADA) and costumes (made by Sarah Cunningham, .I cannot wait for the children to see it for the first time here at our fabulous venue, Backwell Playhouse!

Here’s a sneaky look…

There’s a Sunflower in my Supper…

A Foundation Production March 2017

 We’re very excited to be staging our latest Foundation Production of ‘Alien Home’, written especially for AliCaT Children and Theatre by local  author Sarah Henderson. A great storyline capturing every child’s imagination with catchy original songs and even space projection! Follow the children’s adventure through the various quirky planets to discover there’s no place like home!

A Foundation Production March 2016

Saturday 19th March and Sunday 20th March at 2.00pm and 4.30pm

Stella the Starfish (2016)

Stella the Starfish Foundation 2016Stella the Starfish is a magical underwater tale with an important message about being helpful to others.  Stella is found, lost and alone, at the bottom of Sophie and Bonny’s aquarium.  When the children agree to help reunite Stella with her family, they are transported into the ocean by a magic conch shell.  They seek the advice of the colourful sea creatures, but none are able or willing to help.  Eventually they arrive at the mouth of Sid the Shark’s cave, hoping he will be able to help them.  Mysterious Sid sings them a riddle but then promptly disappears.  Will Stella and her friends follow Sid’s instructions and solve the riddle to find her family?

A Foundation Production March 2015

Eddie the Penguin Saves the World (2015):

AliCaT Eddie the Penguin Poster 2015Eddie the Penguin discovers that the world he lives in is changing and that the ice is melting!  He decides to take his family to find a new home at the North Pole, where he meets Peggy Polar Bear and discovers that human beings are causing the ice to melt.  Eddie goes on a mission to save the planet and let the world know how they can change things for the better.

A Foundation Production March 2014

Go to sleep Stanley Peep (2014):

AliCaT Go to Sleep Stanley Peep Poster 2014This is the story of imagination and adventure.  Stanley Peep has a bit of a problem, he is afraid of the dark.  He is so afraid that he always sleeps with his night light on.  But one night the light breaks and Stanley’s vivid imagination begins to take him lots of adventures.  He gets chased by playful fairies and elves, he teaches his toys the alphabet, he gets swept away to sea discovering mermaids, sea monsters and treasure! He even helps his clothes solve the problem of the sock monster! Stanley finally realises that having an imagination can be fun and decides he is not afraid of the dark anymore.

A Foundation Production June 2013

Benjamin Writer-Messy (2013):

AliCaT BWM Poster 2013Benjamin Writer-Messy, as his name suggests, is a story about a boy who has messy handwriting. He always tries his best, but not matter how hard he tries, his writing still looks a mess! Living in Pencil Land, handwriting is of course, of great importance. Benjamin knows he needs to find a way to improve his writing so he has a chance of doing well in an upcoming handwriting competition. He decides to visit the mystical Handwriting Queen to see if she can help. Will Benjamin learn to write beautifully and win the competition? Benjamin Writer-Messy will show children that anything is possible as long as you have the determination and will to succeed.

1st Foundation Production 2012

Tattybogle (2012):

AliCaT Tattybogle Poster 2012Tattybogle the scarecrow has a head full of straw and cheerful thoughts.  The rain is his music, the birds and animals his friends and the wind is his dancing partner.  Nothing gets him down, he loves everything, even the crows!  Then one day the Autumn wind is so strong that Tattybogle is blown to pieces.  All that is left of him is an old stick, but he never loses hope.  Spring turns out to be the start of a glorious new life for him as his stick takes root and he becomes a tree!