Tell Tale Hearts devise new stories and play with old tales to deliver interactive theatre experiences for primary children, younger years and their grown ups too.

Through a unique mix of creativity and interactivity we aim to give children the opportunity to experience the imaginative power of stories by using well crafted theatrical techniques.

Tell Tale Hearts aim to promote accessibility of theatre to children through devising pieces that appeal to children of mixed ability and cultural background and that can be delivered in different environments. We are always exploring new theatrical techniques to find different ways of sharing stories in the most engaging way possible.

What they say

"The ideas were wonderful, very engaging for the target group, totally opening up imaginary journeys for little ones."

Ruth Churchill Dower, Earlyarts

"A vibrant, participatory treat for anyone with younger children."

Susan Darlington, Morning Star

"A unique form of interactive theatre for the very young."

Alfred Hickling, The Guardian

A Collaborative Process

Collaboration is integral to Tell Tale Hearts’ work. It is an important means for the artists to make connections, share their ideas/skills and explore the possibilities of exploiting cross art forms.

However, in the final piece, the distinctions between the different contributing art forms must appear seamless – it is the art of simplicity and good storytelling that makes a great show.