Licketyspit is a specialist early years theatre and play company based in Scotland. We believe that play is the language of children and that if adults want to deliver on children’s rights, they need to rediscover the language of play.
Our inclusive, transformative drama-led play approach is called Storyplay.
It is an approach and methodology that has come directly through consulting children aged 3-8 who experience poverty, trauma and/or isolation, over the last 20 years.
Licketyspit creates and delivers work from full-scale theatre shows to intensive, drama-led early intervention. Our projects are delivered by specially trained actor-pedagogues, and based on the Lickety Playcard Repertoire of theatre, stories, rhymes, songs and games.
Storyplay is rooted in children’s rights, community engagement, and a belief in the power of inter-generational, drama-led play. We also train volunteers and participants to co-deliver our work, as Storyplay Champions.
Our programmes include:
LicketyLeap (The Story of Margaret & Margaret)
Porridge & Play
Licketyspit’s Children & Families Network
Lickety Lab (sharing practice & developing new work)