Talking Rubbish

Finding treasure in what other people throw away

Meet Charlotte the Excavator. She loves Talking Rubbish, it's her favourite subject!

Join Charlotte as she digs around at home, sorting through her rubbish. You will also meet her friends Mohsen and Aya. They share her passion for finding treasure in what other people throw away. You will be amazed at what they create in this wonderful world of Rubbish!

Directed by Sue Buckmaster
Created with Charlotte Dubery, Mohsen Nouri and Aya Namakura
Edited by Sophie Huggins

Commissioned for the Among Ideal Friends East Midlands Libraries consortium, supported by Arts Council England

Episode 1

Episode 2

Get Involved

Charlotte finds ways of making new, fun and unusual friends from things that get thrown away. We'd love to see what you make from your recycling - puppets, models, pets, friends, robots or rockets.

Share your photos with us and we'll include them in a Talking Rubbish gallery.

Tag us on Facebook to Twitter use #TalkingRubbish or you can email

You will find lots of useful resources in our Discover Recycling Creative Learning Toolkit.

About Theatre Rites

Award-winning company Theatre-Rites is a leader in the creation of experimental theatre for children. Acclaimed nationally and internationally, their work stirs the imagination and stimulates thought. They specifically promote understanding and enjoyment of 'object-led' theatre and celebrate the power of visuals, puppetry and animation by working in collaboration with designers, visual artists, film-makers, puppeteers, musicians, composers, actors and dancers.