In development

After the Rain

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... Soon she is battling seagulls, meeting mystical mushrooms, and discovering all the weird and wonderful creatures that love it when it’s wet! But as tea-time draws on, can the clever crow help her find her way home?

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



This highly adaptable, intensely theatrical puppet show will tour play groups and multiple venues, inside and open air, across Essex over the next year and a half.

The show will be performed in a collapsible booth which packs down into its own box on wheels. Think ‘one man band’ but with puppets. 

If you are a venue or group who would like to host After the Rain please email



We are looking to collaborate for somebody to build us a miniature puppet theatre for this project.

The puppet theatre needs to be light-weight and transportable. Our ideal goal is that it could travel on a train.

Sabotage props and puppets are made out of recycled materials.

The set designer would work closely with the puppet maker and playwright to create an original set which folds out into various miniature worlds including a forest, a wormery and a mycelium web. We need something visually striking, delightfully transforming into colourful and surprising scenes.

Our ideal candidate would have experience working with found objects, recycled and reclaimed materials. Experience making work for early years and small scale touring work preferred.

This is a paid position.

To apply and for more details please email by July 30th 2022

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

The 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.

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