“Fantastic. Able to bring all three of my children, even though different ages”

Parent, Porridge & Play
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About Us

Licketyspit is a children’s theatre company working from its bases in North Edinburgh Arts Centre in Muirhouse, Edinburgh, and Oakwood Primary School in Easterhouse, Glasgow.

Licketyspit has been creating theatre and drama-based play programmes 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.

Licketyspit’s over-arching approach is called Storyplay….Opening doors to imaginary playworlds, to unlock the limitless possibilities of children!

We work with children, families and teachers, to put children and play at the heart of strong, inclusive communities.

Our schools work includes: Storyplay Schools, LicketyLeap and Porridge & Play.

Our community-based work includes: BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow, Picnic & Play and BookPlay.

In all of our Play sessions, we 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.

We have six original touring shows: Molly Whuppie, Wee Witches, Hare & Tortoise, Heelie-Go-Leerie, Magic Spaghetti, Green Whale.

Look out for some of these stories in our Storyplay Schools!

There are also books of Molly Whuppie and Wee Witches, and a Hare & Tortoise CD where you can listen to the whole play.

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