Hastings school children get funny with mummies at free theatre trip!

17 Oct 2019
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Our Hastings Literacy Hub has teamed up with The Salariya Book Company and Mr Dilly as they bring the global best-selling, ‘You Wouldn’t Want To Be…’, children’s history series onto the stage for the very first time!

Having premiered at the Cheltenham Literary Festival with a fantastic response from families, ‘You Wouldn’t Want To Be An Egyptian Mummy’ is now running at the Capitol Theatre in Horsham (15th-19th October 2019). The show educates and entertains children aged 7+ and features Mr Dilly’s trademark combination of drama, music, comedy and audience interaction.

Students from two Hastings primary schools were invited to watch the show for free yesterday bringing the magic of live action to children who might not normally have the opportunity to come to the theatre.

As well as providing the schools with free tickets to the performance, The Salariya Book Company also kindly subsidised their travel costs, which is often a real barrier to schools who want to enrich their pupils learning with experiences further afield.

This was a fantastic opportunity for the children to access inspiring new experiences, through an interactive and exciting way of learning all about the history of the ancient Egyptians.

There will also be a charity collection at all evening performances of the show, with all proceeds going to the National Literacy Trust.

Thank you very much for making it possible for our children to attend this performance. The children genuinely loved all aspects of the show, especially the interactive parts and opportuntities to witness their teachers and school friends on stage and laugh at their expense! They learnt a great deal on the topic of Ancient Egypt from the show and were keen to relay what they had discovered on their return to the classroom. It helped considerably with giving them some background knowledge on a subject they were due to be learning the following term.

Louise Willard, teacher at The Baird Primary Academy