Online with Lizzy Cummins

Interactive Storytelling: Little Letters


Join theatre practitioner Lizzy Cummins for a live interactive storytelling workshop inspired by the book Little Letters by Dr Tiffany Taylor, an Evolutionary Biologist at the University of Bath.


Join Berry, Daisy and Spike, as an extraordinary close encounter turns a family hike into a scientific adventure of discovery. What is DNA? What are genes? Do our genes make us who we are? Find out the answers to these questions and create your own discovery story with Lizzy.

After reading the story, have a go at making a microscope, telling a new story and discovering a new species.

This workshop is recommended for children aged 4-9 years old, but family and siblings are encouraged to join in!

Show us your creations by tagging your photos #ShareYourEdge on social media.

You will need…

  • – An empty plastic milk bottle with a handle or similar
    – Cardboard tubes – toilet roll, inside tube from foil or similar
    – Card
    – Scissors
    – Tape
    – Pen and pencil
    – A clear cup
    – Cling film

Optional extras…

  • – Items for decorating: stickers, paper mache, PVA glue, tissue paper, paint
    – Items for storytelling: backpack, paper and pencils/pens, bottles/pots/equipment to make a “lab”

Lizzy Cummins is a Bristol-based Theatre Practitioner, Producer, Actor and Creative Learning specialist with a wide variety of experience in educational and performance work. She has spent the last 12 years working across the South West with children and young people; collaborating with a variety of organisations and artists. She has a passion for imaginative and inclusive play, sharing stories and learning. Her specialisms include Storytelling, Devised Performance, Shakespeare, Education and Outreach work.

Lizzy is co-founder and Company Director of Hammerpuzzle Theatre Company and Creative Learning Officer at Travelling Light Theatre Company. Alongside this she also works regularly with Natural Theatre Company and the egg, Bath.

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