About Us

Licketyspit is a children’s theatre and play company working from our bases in Community Central Hall, Glasgow and North Edinburgh Arts, Edinburgh.

We have been creating theatre and drama-led play projects for children under 12 since 2004,  with a focus on the early years.

All of our shows and projects are created with children, for children, and our approach is based on every child’s right to be seen, heard and considered in their community, as well as their right to play and rest.

Our work is also inter-generational – we work with children, families and teachers to put children and play at the heart of equal, connected, inclusive communities that understand and respect children’s rights and diversity!

Licketyspit’s over-arching approach is called Storyplay

Opening doors to imaginary playworlds, to unlock the limitless possibilities of children!

Our schools work includes:

Storyplay Schools, LicketyLeapand Porridge & Play.

Our community-based work includes:

BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow, Picnic & Playand BookPlay.

We train actor-pedagogues:

to deliver all of our play sessions, and draw on our Lickety Playcards – a set of 32 games, rhymes, songs and imaginary play activities, colourfully illustrated to help you keep playing the games at home, school and in the community!

Lickety-Tales and Books:

We also deliver our shows as Lickety-Tales in schools or for community groups. There are books of Molly Whuppie and Wee Witches, and Molly Whuppie and Hare & Tortoise CDs, where you can listen to the whole play!

Our principle funders are:

The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, the Robertson Trust and the National Lottery Community Fund