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After the Rain

After the Rain takes children into a magical, musical world of discovery as Ivy sets off to find Mrs Bumpting the toad, meeting mystical mushrooms and all the wild creatures that come out when it's wet. Pursued by a council of crows and a barbershop quartet of singing snails, will Ivy make it home again in time for tea?

Ivy can’t wait for it to stop raining so she can go jump in puddles! But when she answers a call for help from a stranded worm she is led on a wild adventure.

Inspired by nature, After the Rain is a magical show for pre-school children, which uses music, puppetry and miniature special effects.

The show includes an education pack for schools, preschools and nurseries to use with their children. You can also download the education pack online, as well as listen to some of the music from our show.


After the Rain has now completed its 2023 tour.

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After the Rain is funded by Arts Council England and Essex County Council Arts and Cultural Fund.

Arts Council England supports creativity and culture using public money from the Government and the National Lottery.

Essex County Council Arts and Cultural fund has been designed to help organisations and practitioners to deliver a broad and exciting range of work and activity to engage with and bring residents together.

The arts, cultural and creative projects supported by the Essex County Council Arts and Cultural Fund , will contribute to the Levelling UP Essex Strategy and play an integral part in enabling the objectives of Essex County Council's wider objectives as set out in Everyone’s Essex.

"Perfectly magical!" - Audience member, Newhaven

“The children and their families thoroughly enjoyed the shows and staff commented about how engaged the children were with the performances and how it was lovely to have the library buzzing with activity." - Essex Library Service

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