The Spark brings extraordinary theatre performances to children in their school hall.

The Iron Man

Ted Hughes' classic modern-day fable of a giant Iron robot and the fearless courage of a young boy named Hogarth is a beautiful tale about friendship, understanding and tolerance.

This new adaptation by award-winning writer Paul Sirett is brought to magical and compelling life by Graeae Theatre Company; created specifically for school audiences, performed in local library settings. Featuring captivating puppetry and playful storytelling this production also integrates British Sign Language and audio description into every performance.

This production follows on from the 2018 sell-out tour of WW1 play 'The First'.

Touring to local libraries in Leicester/shire, Nottingham/shire and Rutland, please get in touch to express your interest in booking a performance for your school.

Adapted from the original work by Ted Hughes, published by Faber & Faber, with thanks to the Estate of Ted Hughes.

Available: November 2019
Target age: 8 - 11yrs
Curriculum Areas Covered: English, Science, D&T
COST: £90 per class

To book a performance for your school: call 0116 261 6893 or email

Festival - At Your School

The Festival "At Your School" programme for February 2020 has now been announced. Follow this link to see what shows are available to book for your school hall this year.

Dates: 10 - 14 February 2020