Stone Soup

From 11 April 2021

We are offering this online show for free, but if you’re able to make a donation it would be much appreciated.

By Bronia Evers and One Moment in Time Storytelling

A new retelling of the classic European folktale. Elisabeth remembers back to a time long, long ago, when three travellers arrived in her village, claiming they could make soup from a stone…

This short film features puppetry, storytelling, original music, and a specially designed ‘crankie theatre’ with scrolling paper scenery.

The first recorded publication of Stone Soup appeared 300 years ago, yet this enduring folktale has never felt more relevant, with its themes of community, resilience, generosity and cooperative spirit.

This film will be released for free on the Little Angel Theatre YouTube channel and will be available for one year.

If you were inspired by the community spirit in the story, why not make a decorative nature soup using things from your garden or local park? You can use our activity guide to help you.


Written and performed by Bronia Evers
Music and lyrics composed and performed by Martina Schwarz
Crankie theatre and shadow puppets designed by Bronia Evers
3D puppet design by Tinka Slavicek
Filmed and edited by Inti Rowland
Music mixed by Dan Barnfather
Special thanks to Sam McEvoy