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Tucked In Productions

"This show could play a powerful role in raising engaged, environmentally conscious young people." (The Play's The Thing)

Grant awarded - £400

Leaper: A Fish Tale is a new play for children highlighting the importance of protecting marine ecosystems around the UK against destructive fishing methods and pollution. Acclaimed children's puppetry company, Tucked In, tell the story of one salmon and it’s fight to return home through water, light and puppets made from recycled materials. The show toured for six weeks and was performed in theatres around the country for children 4+ and their families.

Leaper is also an environmental project developed directly with school children and scientists and included a creative learning strand featuring talks and workshops in both schools and aquariums.

Leaper was inspired by an audience member Steve Keay, Reconditioning Unit Manager for Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board, and is based on research supported by Marine Scotland.

Other supporters of the project include Lyric Hammersmith, Brighton Dome, Arts Council England, National Aquarium Ltd. Funding from Sea Changers went towards to filming on the project to help market the show, share our research and raise awareness of decreasing fish stocks and the urgency for action from our generation and the next. 

Outcomes

Leaper played to a live audience of 3291 people which was made up of 13 theatres, four schools, a music festival, an aquarium and a children’s hospice.  The films received 1300 online views taking the total engagement figure to 4591.  The show was very successful and well received with a lot of positive feedback from both the press and audience members.

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