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Storyplay Schools

Storyplay Schools is a unique project designed to support the development of children’s literacy, language and confidence through the introduction of shared stories and inclusive play across the whole school community – children, families teachers and PSA’s. Current Licketyspit Storyplay Schools include:

Licketyspit goes to Philadelphia!

On 15th January 2019, Virginia will be part of a Scottish Children’s Theatre delegation to the IPAY International Showcase. International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) brings together specialist children’s theatre companies and venues from around the world.

Licketyspit is being supported by Imaginate and Creative Scotland to participate in the conference and explore possibilities for touring our shows in America.

Our featured show is Hare & Tortoise, Virginia Radcliffe and Deborah Arnott’s fantastic adaptation of Aesop’s fable. Featuring the Bun Brothers, Mrs Doodah and the Spooky Wood! With original music by Tim Brinkhurst and unforgettable songs by Virginia and Deborah, Hare & Tortoise is a universally loved show for the whole family.


Based on our hugely popular Porridge & Play sessions, Picnic & Play bring Licketyspit’s unique drama-led play sessions for families with children under 12 to venues around the city.

These Licketyspit Playcard Play sessions are free and include games, rhymes, songs and imaginary play, with a delicious picnic. We prioritise families in our Children & Families Network and have been recognised for improving the outreach of our partner venues.

Picnic & Play takes place in some of the most exciting cultural, arts and outdoor spaces in Scotland. 2018 venues included Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Lauriston Castle, The Tall Ship and GoMA.

Find out more by clicking here.

BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow

BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow Year 3 will begin in April in our three community venues – Ruchill, Whiteinch and the Gorbals.

This 8-week block of Licketyspit Playcard Play sessions for families with children under 12 is funded by the BIG Lottery. Find out more about the project and watch our film by clicking here.

Licketyspit CPD

“Out of my comfort zone…a new comfort zone begins!”

Licketyspit Continuing Professional Development training offers those working with children a fantastic resource and renewed understanding of their unique creative capacity to support children’s development through play. CPD sessions are delivered by Licketyspit Artistic Director/CEO Virginia Radcliffe. You can find out more by clicking here and arrange sessions by contacting us.