A Barmpot Theatre production, in association with Little Angel Theatre, commissioned by Lincolnshire One Venues and SO Festival

Fri 3 – Fri 31 July 2020
See Diary for performance times

Location: Studios – we have two venues, this performance takes place at our Studios, a short walk from the theatre. Click for more information.

Elly runs the best little farm in Lincolnshire, but not everything is going to plan. The corn has been trampled, all the apples have vanished and there’s hay everywhere! What could have happened? Come and help Elly and Bob the Pheasant fix the farm in time to save the harvest, and discover the secrets of the mystery animal hiding in the hay-stack.

Nature Elly is full of games and fun, beautifully written original music and a cast of stunning and adorable animal puppets for little ones to meet. Created by award-winning Barmpot Theatre (creators of the theatre show Penguinpig), in association with Little Angel Theatre.

Age guidance:

Nature Elly is aimed at ages 2 – 5. It is a fun, interactive and tactile show with lots of puppet animals for the children to meet, and lots of slapstick humour. The audience will sit on comfy cushions and mats while the action happens around them. There is one moment of peril when we finally discover the mystical animal, but this quickly turns into a magical scene.

View diary & book tickets

£13.50 Full-price Adults
£11.50 Children (age 1 – 15) and Concessions
All tickets £8 for previews 3 – 5 July
Friday Fives: all tickets £5 at 5pm on Fridays

Running Time: 45 mins approx including a short play session

School Bookings
Call box office on 020 7226 1787 to make a school booking.

Tickets for school groups are £6.50 per person (weekdays only).


Relaxed Performance:
Saturday 18 July, 2.30pm

Call the box office on 020 7226 1787 to book for a Relaxed Performance.
Call the box office to enquire about booking a weekday Relaxed Performance for a school.

What is a Relaxed Performance? Find out more here.

The visual story for Nature Elly will be available shortly.

What is a visual story? Find out more here.

Based on an idea by Jane Crawshaw
Written and directed by John Hewer
Music composed and sound designed by Jon McLeod
Set and puppets designed by Ruth Pigott at Curiosity Creators
Design based on illustrations by Maxim Peter Griffin
Performed by Jane Crawshaw

Nature Elly is made possible with funding and support from Little Angel Theatre, Lincolnshire One Venues, SO Festival, Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure & Culture, The Riverhead Theatre, Grimsby’s Culture House, Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service and Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning.