Shh! We Have A Plan

Noah Mosley

An online puppetry bedtime story

Author 
Chris Haughton
Composer 
Noah Mosley
Director/Performer 
Ian Nicholson
Designer 
Sam Wilde
Singer 
Abigail Kelly
Violin 
Naomi Burrell
Cello 
Gavin Kibble

Watch online, at any time, from Mon 26 Oct 2020 – Mon 25 Jan 2021
Premiering on Mon 26 Oct at 10am

“Ready one…ready two…ready three…GO!”

Four friends fail in their hare-brained schemes to catch a beautiful birdy. The littlest of them knows that a bit of kindness can go a long way. Will his friends follow his gentle lead or will they get themselves into even more trouble?

The team behind the hugely successful 2020 digital & puppetry adaption of I Want My Hat Back return in style with a short film of Chris Haughton’s much loved modern-classic SHH! WE HAVE A PLAN.

ETO’s new digital puppetry show will premiere on the Mon 26 Oct for subscribers to ETO’s Family mailing list.

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If you are already on ETO’s mailing list, you will be invited to join the premiere.

Showing At

  1. Online Premiere
    26th Oct 2020 - 10:00 am
  2. Online
    26th Jan 2021 - 10:00 am
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  1. Online Premiere — 26th Oct 2020 - 10:00 am

  2. Online — 26th Jan 2021 - 10:00 am

Chris Haughton

Chris Haughton

Author

Chris Haughton is an acclaimed Irish illustrator and author based in London. Before becoming a picture book author, Chris traveled the world and worked as a waiter in San Francisco, a handyman in London’s Paddington Station, an English teacher in Hong Kong, and an art teacher in India. On his trips to India and Nepal, he became interested in fair trade and got involved with a number of non-profit projects. In 2007, he was listed in Time magazine’s “DESIGN 100” for the design work he did for People Tree.

Chris’s debut book A Bit Lost was first published in Korean. It has been translated into 27 languages and has won 10 awards in 8 countries. His howlingly funny Oh No George (Walker Books, 2012) was an Amazon Top 10 Picture Book of 2012. With SHH! We Have a Plan (Walker Books, 2014) he won, among other prizes, the Ezra Jack Keats Award and the Irish Book Award. His beautiful bedtime book Goodnight Everyone (Walker Books, 2016) was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award and received a starred review in School Library Journal. His interactive projects include Hatmonkey, an app which released in 2014, and Little Earth, a virtual reality experience launched in August 2017. Chris is currently working on his new picture book about a little crab who doesn’t love the sea. The book will be published by Walker Books in August 2019.

Noah Mosley

Noah Mosley

Composer

Ian Nicholson

Ian Nicholson

Director/Performer

Ian trained as a director at the National Theatre Studio, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and École Philippe Gaulier.

He recently created online puppet adaptations of Jon Klassen’s I Want My Hat Back, This Is Not my Hat and We Found a Hat for Little Angel Theatre. Reviewed as “pure joy” by The Guardian and “a shining example of the resourcefulness of artists and performers in these difficult times” in Metro.

Recent directing credits include: Medusa (Nuffield Southampton Theatres); Othello (Unicorn Theatre, London); Phoenix and Turtle (Little Angel Theatre); The Ingenious Gentleman: Don Quixote (Jacksons Lane) which won The Stage Award and a Vaults Festival Award.

Sam Wilde

Sam Wilde

Designer

Samuel Wilde is a theatre and puppetry designer based in Bristol, he was the 2016/17 Laboratory Set and Costume Designer at Nuffield Theatres and trained in Theatre Design at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School graduating with an MA in 2015. Prior to this he studied at University of Winchester and Derby University.

Selected design credits include: The Hat Trilogy (Little Angel Theatre), Lifespan Of A Fact (Singapore Rep Theatre), Polly: A Heartbreak Opera (Bristol Old Vic), Hamlet (The Egg, Bath), Influence (Royal and Derngate), Humbug (Nuffield City), The Edit (Salisbury Playhouse), A Thing Mislaid (Maison Foo), Electra (Bunker theatre).

Abigail Kelly

Abigail Kelly

Singer

Born and raised in Birmingham, Abigail studied at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire graduating with a first class honours degree completing her studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Abigail’s operatic roles include Pamina – The Magic Flute (OperaUpClose) and Ninetta – La gazza ladra (Midland Opera). With English Touring Opera roles performed include Susanna – The Marriage of Figaro, First Boy – The Magic Flute, Despina – Così fan tutte, Fido – Paul Bunyan, Naiad – Rusalka, and Cobweb – A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Abigail enjoys performing in many operas written for children and SEND audiences including the award-winning Laika the Spacedog. As a workshop leader she has facilitated workshops in conjunction with Welsh National Opera, Birmingham Opera Company, English National Opera, English Touring Opera and Streetwise Opera.

Naomi Burrell

Naomi Burrell

Violin

Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, Naomi Burrell plays violin with some of the world’s leading international baroque ensembles including the Academy of Ancient Music, Dunedin Consort and Barokksolistene from Norway. She is also an improviser, composer and creative workshop leader with a specialism in Dalcroze Eurythmics (music and movement) and an eclectic taste in music. She has lead workshops for Royal Opera House, Spitalfields Music and the Multi-Story Orchestra. Half-british/half-swiss, Naomi was born in Glasgow, but has lived in many different places since including Bern, Ecuador, Berlin, Paris, Oslo and after 10 years in London, she is thrilled to have recently moved to Hastings on the south coast.

Gavin Kibble

Gavin Kibble

Cello

Cellist and viola da gamba player Gavin Kibble studied first at the University of Oxford with Laurence Dreyfus and then at the Royal Academy of Music with Jonathan Manson and Joseph Crouch. He has also learned from Gerhart Darmstadt and Juan Manuel Quintana. Gavin now plays with many of the UK’s leading orchestras and ensembles, including the English Concert, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Gabrieli Consort, the Dunedin Consort, the Sixteen, Classical Opera, La Serenissima and the Early Opera Company. He is principal cellist of English Touring Opera and has been guest continuo cellist at the Opera del Liceu in Barcelona. Gavin is involved with several exciting young groups such as Oxford Baroque, Ars Eloquentiae, Solomon’s Knot and La Nuova Musica. He also plays viola da gamba with the ‘Newe Vialles’.

Showing At

  1. Online Premiere
    26th Oct 2020 - 10:00 am
  2. Online
    26th Jan 2021 - 10:00 am
    Book Online Now

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