What types of show and experience do we offer?
From drop in sensory spaces, workshops and immersive experiences right up to interactive indoor and outdoor performances, we make shows that mix comedy, clowning, puppetry and education for all the family.
Where do we do this?
Pretty much anywhere! We are open to all kinds of spaces of all kinds of sizes, take a look at some of our past locations here…
Who is this for?
We love making work for family audiences, but can hone our comedic and production skills for specific educational, heritage and children’s shows.
How to book?
For fans of Edem, keep track on where we are popping up on our whats on page or by subscribing to our newsletter. For tailoring to your event or venue, drop us an email, we’ll happily see what bit of Edem will work best for you!

Shows in development

Wondering what we are working on?
Drop us an email to see what 2019-2022 looks like for our in house productions or to enquire into commissioning your own show! You can follow progress of our latest productions and be the first to know when we are scratching work by subscribing to our lovely little newsletter!

For programming please get in touch for full production packs.

New for 2019

A heart warming adventure story about Phillipe, a boy full of curiosity and imagination, and his fun loving grandfather William, who transforms himself into the ‘Candle Man’ during this fantastical tale. Un dia is a thought provoking family puppetry show that looks at questions of life, time and the unknown, as unlikely heroes search to find answers to what will come to us all ‘one day.’

Un Dia show poster

Touring Shows

We have seasonal shows for both indoor and outdoor venues, festivals and events, you can find out whatson or book a show yourself by contacting us on [email protected] where we can discuss what you need and when!

. Suitable for audiences of up to 70 (including parents) depending on venue size

. 45-90 minute show and play space

. Features storytelling, puppetry and live music

. Drop in craft workshops and sensory space available

. Adaptable seasonal set

Fafunia is series of sensory interactive puppetry shows and seasonal educational play spaces based in a magical world of imagination and fairies!Led by a musical cast in a beautiful immersive set, these 45-90 minute experiences allow time for children to create and explore, alongside enjoying a theatre show that will take you on adventures to learn about seasons, become part of stories and have heaps of fun!Inspired by Icelandic Folk-lore and fairy stories the shows have been developed with partner The New Factory and have performed at International Play Iceland, Child first nurseries, Curve and seasonally with Attenborough Arts Centre. View dates.

This children’s experience works both indoor and outdoor for varied venue sizes and is suitable for 4-13 years or early years with parental guidance. Please do let us know if you’d like to find out more about how Fafunia can come to visit you!

Sunny Stories

The sun has got his hat on and you will too! Come explore and play with fairies and frogs in a magical land of rainbows! An interactive puppetry and storytelling experience based in ‘Fafunia!’

Snoozy Stories

As the Great Oak goes to sleep and the autumn brings in all kinds of magical changes, come explore and play in this forest of fairies! An interactive puppetry and storytelling experience based in ‘Fafunia!’

Snowy Stories

A snowy sensory world, come explore and play in a winter wonderland! Meet Jack and his frosty friends. Sing, dance and be merry in a magical land of snowflakes and stars! An interactive puppetry and storytelling experience based in ‘Fafunia!’

Fafunia Seasonal

Perfect as a drop in puppetry play and sensory experience alone, Fafunia can pop up indoors or outdoors for lovely interactions from the fairy characters of this magical land!

“A wonderland where anything can happen!”

. Suitable for audiences of 80 – 120 people

. 30 minute show

. Features storytelling, puppetry, live music, juggling, aerial and movement

. Drop in craft and puppetry workshops and sensory space available

. Mobile puppet theatre and small aerial rig

A beautiful outdoor show exploring Taoist philosophy in a magical fantastical world, Tao Tales:The Conjurer and the Moon is bookable from June-Sep 2019 with development of it’s indoor version premiere April 2019. (link whatson…)

Deep inside an Oriental forest wanders the mysterious and temperamental Conjurer. His magic keeps the forest under control; all are enchanted and kept locked in his dark spells apart from his unreachable love, the ever changing Moon. Each night he watches as she is out of reach, until he can stand it no longer. To fly to her he must perform his greatest feat yet, to transform into a mighty dragon.

Will his flames of desire threaten to destroy the forest?

A love story of magic and mysticism The Conjurer and the Moon is a visually rich theatrical circus piece. Through unspoken puppetry, movement and storytelling, the show takes audiences into the ideas that surround the perils of desire and the effect it has on the surrounding world.

A moving, simple story the Conjurer and the Moon is full of beautiful large visuals created through spectacular costumes, puppetry and circus arts.

An internationally accessible theatre show for the whole family with live ‘Gong’ instrumental, audiences are taken into a dream like realm to be part of an epic love story that plays with the laws of nature in a symbolic magical tale.

Excellent. Didn’t expect my 8 year old to sit for the whole thing but he loved it.”
“Mesmerising!”
“Evocative, moving … Emotional at times. Lovely! “

. Suitable for audiences of up to 25 per performance or larger audiences with amplification

. 15 minute show, repeatable for up to 6 groups

. Features educational mental health history and comedy

. ‘Victorian waiting room’ interactive activity alongside show times

. Pop up 6x6m Victorian Doctors surgery set

Take a step back into the peculiar past, enter the Victorian Era to meet the Doctor, Matron and nurse for a side splitting show exploring the historical diagnosis and treatments for Mental Health. 

Be astounded by the practices of yesteryear as the Doctor will educate you on his “genius” work within the Asylum and “forward thinking” strategies. You will soon be rolling your eyes with the Matron as absurd opinions and factual fights commence. Laugh and sigh with disbelief – and relief that mental health care has come so far! So come along and learn the perplexing process of cold water hydrotherapy, Phrenology and the dreaded Lobotomy in this crazy history lesson with a twist.

Suitable for indoor venues, this 20 minute outdoor production was commissioned by University of Leicester and has performed at the University of Leicester, as part of the NHS 70th anniversary and at Victoria Park. Available for booking from May 2019 it will be back on the road with some spiffing new additions!

“Engaging, quirky enlightening. Highly educational and illuminating. Funny and believable. Actually it was just amazing to think how far we’ve come in medical science and how unusual Victorian understanding of the human mind was. When things are true they can be even more hilarious!”
Dad of 3

. Small pop up 2.5 x 2.5m self contained set

. 3 cast production as ‘puppets’ with beachside props

. Interactive panto-like performance

. 15 minute performances, repeatable for up to 6 shows per day

Mr Punch and his “beautiful” wife Judy like you’ve never seen before! A play on this traditional beach side attraction, the Puppet-People 15 minute pop up is hysterical, very silly and has audiences of all ages screaming out “it’s behind you!”
Created for City Festival Leicester and performed at Leicester Heritage Park events, this small and ridiculously hilarious show is great fun for all ages and available to book June-September 2019.

. Small pop up tree set

. Variable case size and characters

. Interactive puppetry and storytelling

. 15 minute performances, repeatable for up to 6 shows per day

Traditional fairy tales with a twist! Our Magical Story Tree is a lovely puppetry experience, with short stories interwoven with interactive performance, this children’s show is fun, fantastical and full of iconic characters from literature and fables.
Developed for International Fairy Tea Party at Child first nurseries, this lovely pop up has appeared at Leicester Council and County Council parks and sites. Available to book all year round, indoor or outdoor, our fairy tale tree isn’t fussy where it’s planted!

Exhale experience

. Suitable for any age

. Immersive art and theatre sensory experience

, Interactive durational performances with open drop in entry

. Available in varying cast and installation size to suit location

. Features art work, yoga, massage and movement

When immersive theatre meets chillout zone, you have Exhale. Come into this beautiful UV experience, to explore, enlighten and de-stress. As a sensory space you are free to join in with a range of interactive artworks and performances such as yoga, movement and circus flow arts or sit back, relax and simply watch the magic unfold.

Perfect for all kinds of spaces, ideally in very low light so we can bring the black light magic, this drop in can work in shorter booked sessions or as an ongoing take over where audiences can wander through at their own leisure.

This incredible durational experience has been developed at Attenborough Arts Centre, on the wards at St Andrews Health Care, Northampton and at FEAST festival in Malvern Cube as a sensory family zone.

This is how life should be… always, everywhere!”
“I’m changed, you’ve created a new world. I could not have asked for more.”
“Magic. Thank you”

Family Days!

We like to put on a show where ever we go! And we’ve become pretty nifty at doing it, our work with Heritage Story of Parks and Ride Leicester has led to some great interactive events, which have been to visit places such as Beaumanor Hall, Riverside Festival and fit quite nicely into busy shopping centres too! If you’d like to create your own Enter Edem event do let us know, or come to see us where we are springing up next! Here’s some of our most popular pop ups…

. Family days and events

. Interactive play zones

.Games and circus workshops

. Themed and adaptable to location size

Alice and her garden games

Alice’s Garden Games

A spot of Croquet with the Queen of Hearts? Some Madhatter giant twister or Caucous race circus silliness? Look no further than Alice’s garden games, manned by the quirky characters of Wonderland, these giant games can be booked in various configurations, making them great family fun where ever they spring up!

Raucous Races fun family event

Raucous Races

There is nothing more bonkers and brilliant family fun than our Victorian Raucous Hopper Horse Race! A simple and very silly game that gets the whole audience cheering along and joining in, perfectly adaptable for all ages and kinds of spaces, so, on your marks, get ready…

Jolly jousting ideal family fun day activity

Jolly Jousting

Bringing Medieval madness, the Knights of the Unstable Table set tournaments of a hilarious kind, using their hopper horse steads for ye folks of the land to compete for the jolly jousting title!

Microbike rally

Micro Bike Relay Race

Make your way through a human obstacle course in this ridiculous race! With a car wash to get through and Lolly Pop lady to dodge, you’re in for some seriously silly competition and lots of family fun!

Previous Shows

We’ve been commissioned to do some pretty wonderful productions, from London Zoo to Welford Road Cemetery, we’ve enjoyed creating laugher and intrigue, alongside being proudly supported by Arts Council England, Curve and Attenborough Arts Centre to create productions such as Origins and Ramayana. If you’re interested in getting them back on the road or if you are itching to see your own version specifically for your site, do get in touch.

Previous show origins

Origins

A family theatre show, following a young girl called Madeline on a whirlwind adventure around the globe with eccentric Explorer Captain Pop. From an attic to an airship, England to India, a story told through live music, circus and puppetry, woven together by cultural ideas and philosophy.

“A visual feast. Spell binding and magical” ~ Parent of three

Supported by Arts Council England, performed at Curve, Attenborough Arts Centre, Artsfest Wolverhampton, City Festival Leicester

Workshops inspired by Origins are still available for educational around the world  sessions from 45-90 minutes, contact [email protected] to find out more!

Developed with Everybodies Reading Festival and performed Leicestershire schools.

Enter the Safari show

Enter the Safari

Edgar the Explorer and his baboon sidekick ‘Baboo’ reveal the marvels and wonders they’ve found in the natural world in this family theatre show. Full of fun and exciting animal facts, large scale puppetry, dance, contortion and acrobatics, the magic of the animal kingdom is brought to you in a human and humorous way during Enter the Safari!

An interactive family show commissioned by ZSL London Zoo and Whipsnade for their summer season 2016-2017.

The Enter the Safari workshop has proved popular in shopping centres and at private parties, as durational drop in sessions or set activities. For some creepy crawly and animal adventures, contact [email protected] to find out more!

Ramayana previous show

Ramayana

Hanuman, the honourable Monkey King, tells the story of Ramayana, an exciting epic in this interactive children’s show. Following Prince Rama and his beautiful wife Sita, through a tale of love conquering evil, this thrilling contemporary take on a traditional text, leads you on a journey to celebrate light defeating darkness through puppetry and storytelling.

Created with Georgina Elsom and supported by Curve this wonderful show has now become it’s very own epic! Georgina has further developed the work into part of ‘Hanuman Tales’ which is touring Autumn 2018 and beyond! Contact Georgina direct for more info!

Welford Road Cemetery pagaent

Welford Road Pageant & Halloween Tours

Thomas Cook hosts a humorous heritage pageant for the fine folks of Leicester to learn about the fascinating facts and historical figures who are resting at Welford Road Cemetery. During all Hallows Eve the site opens it’s gates again for a culturally informative and slightly terrifying tour. Undertake a close encounter with the ghosts of this heritage landmark on behalf of the Friends of Welford Road Cemetery.

Commissioned by Leicester Heritage Parks these fun and sometimes a tad frightening productions delve into Leicester’s history are an educational and enjoyable way to find out about some of the incredible figures who are part of this historical site. To see the next event visit our whats on or for your own commissioned production contact [email protected].