stories of a little watersprite

2nd June Blackwood Miners Institue Wales

22nd July Mercury Theatre, Colchester

We are now taking bookings for 2024


Stories of a Little Watersprite

Amongst drifting waterweed and ancient moss-covered rocks the pond is teeming with life. Newts, snails, tiny minnows and bigger fish all go about their business as usual. However, strange things have started to appear from above. Things that haven’t grown out of the squelchy mud or been born among the boulders. Things that clinker, clatter and clutter up the pond. There’s now so much of it, the inhabitants are starting to run out of space to swim, slither and play. This underwater world is in need of change. And this is where a little watersprite awakens.

 Sophie Nüzel’s work for children and families uses storytelling, movement and puppetry to tell an important tale of our time and how we can come together to create change

The show has been touring to venues across Germany and the UK as intergenerational reiteration working with 3 professional performers and a local cast. It is now touring as small scale version with just 5 professional performers.

For families with children aged 4+.

Supported by Landeshauptstadt Munich and Arts Council England

Director Sophie Nüzel

Rehearsal Director Robert Clark

Performers Jo Blake-Cave, Iris Chan, Eden Harbud, Marc Stevenson, Sua Tsubokura-Aguiriano

Composer Jules Maxwell

Lighting Designer Chris Swayne

Designer Emily Harwood

Wellbeing and Rehearsal Support Jay Jules, Loe d’Arcy

Marketing Lucy White


Original Cast and Contributors 

Perfomers Robert Clark, Simon Palmer, Robin Beer

R&D Ben Ash, Temi Ajose-Cutting, Tom Goodwin

Lighting Designer Chris Swayne

Set & Costume Designer Jonathan van Beek

Set & Concept Consultant Sofie Layton


Artwork Kevin Ward, Inkopinko Design

Photos Franz Kimmel

Trailer Rosie Powell