Licketyspit’s vision is that child-centred, inclusive theatre and drama-led play become an integral part of children’s daily lives. We believe that theatre and drama can empower children, increase their capacity to flourish and support their wellbeing.
Licketyspit has a strong record of positive, lasting engagement with families, schools and communities in areas with high levels of multiple disadvantage. Our purpose is both to unlock the imagination and confidence of children and adults alike, and to use drama-led play to foster inclusive, nurturing environments, where positive relationships can flourish.
The charity is widely recognised as a centre of excellence for child-centred theatre and drama-led play. In our work, we also aim to foster increased understanding of the potential of drama-led engagement for children, families, communities and schools, particularly in relation to closing the attainment gap, embedding children’s rights and supporting thriving, multicultural communities.
Our Storyplay Approach has been evaluated in our Storyplay Schools, where children in the greatest need have shown a 90-100% improvement in use & knowledge of language, confidence, social skills and emotional literacy and resilience. Our Storyplay Schools residencies also regularly result in 80-90% parent/carer engagement.