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Plop! In the Ocean

“Plop!” is an ancient Greek slapstick comedy for children ages 4 – 7 to learn about the environment, based on the popular myth of Poseidon and Demeter. 

An original eco-story for Scottish Primary schools.

“Plop!” is an ancient Greek slapstick comedy for children ages 4 – 8 to learn about the environment, based on the popular myth of Poseidon and Demeter. 

Written by award winning storyteller and bard of Glastonbury Sarah Mooney and directed by Calum Moore.

Suitable for ages 4 – 7.

Touring Scotland 5th September to 14th October 2022.

ECO STORY PACKAGE includes a 50 minute performances of Plop! and eco-craft resources.

Affordable school packages available for up to 150 pupils.

Headshot: Isla Cowan.

Demeter (Goddess of Harvests & Agriculture) is having a bad day. All she wants is some peace and quiet, but there is too much noise, distraction, pollution and plastic! Her good friend Poseidon (God of the Sea, Earthquakes and Horses) means well, but he isn’t helping.

To distract Poseidon, Demeter decides to send him on a quest. He comes back with more than she bargained for …but it might just help to save the planet.

About the eco story package

What you get

When booking a Hopscotch production, we guarantee the full professional package. This is because we are one of Scotland’s most trusted touring theatre companies specialising in community productions for primary schools and family audiences.

A 50 minute performances of Plop!

full of fun for ages 4 – 8 for all to enjoy, our team are with you for the entire school day.

Original green story

including upbeat songs, music, eco-friendly scenery and a little Greek mythology of course.

enviromental resources

with eco resources to support classroom teaching and further learning.

Inclusive for all

that everyone can enjoy, from relaxed performances to touch-tours.

Who is this for?

Inquisitive adventurers of the natural world.

First time theatre goers, ages 4 - 8.

Children and young people exploring ecology, sustainability and recycling in their curriculums.

Teaching professionals looking to introduce their pupils to arts and culture experiences post pandemic.

Eco warriors and recycling revolutionaries.

The Serious Part

Plop! focuses on ways to communicate with young people about the impact ocean toxicity is having on our planet. All done in a sensitive way for their age group, exploring what changes they can make in their day to day lives to foster positive future sustainability.

The Fun Part

While it has a serious message that we are sure will be an excellent starting point for further exploration in classrooms and at home; it is also lots of fun with upbeat songs, slapstick comedy and larger than life costumes, perfect for the Autumn term.

Original concept sketches by Jenny Booth

We focus on the details

 “Oh my, we absolutely loved the show today! The school is really buzzing now and ready to learn all we can about plastic and that’s thanks to you all!

Becket Primary School - Derby, England - 2019 Original Tour.

We are passionate

“This is a great way of reaching children and explaining the wonders of our world and the threats they face”

George Monbiot – Enviromentalist and writer.

We don’t disappoint

“Your storytelling holds me in a mesmerising dance between dark and light. You are skilful, brave, bold, direct and vulnerable. You ask us to meet you there.”

Ziggy Slingsby – aerialist.

Are you ready?

Arrange a visit from us

We try to keep our prices as affordable and within reach as possible, whilst still being able to provide a quality experience.  A Plop! package is only £285. When booking please let us know your prefered date and time and which school or venue you are contacting us from. Our team will then check our booking calendar and respond within 3 working days.

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