Jack Frost and the Search for Winter

8th Oct 2022 to 31st Dec 2022

tutti frutti present a one hour show for children aged 3+ and their families. Perfect for weekend, half term and twilight family shows or for school performances.

Available to tour from 8th October – 31st December 2022

 

When temperatures drop and cold snaps come, that means only one thing: Jack Frost is here!

Jack Frost is a mischievous young boy with a frozen touch. His magic transforms the landscape and brings the colours of autumn and the chill of cold winter. He freezes the orange and red leaves, and covers the trees and ground with a glistening blanket of ice and snow.

But this year when winter comes around the snow begins to melt and along with it Jack’s extraordinary magic fades. With his powers lost he becomes just an ordinary boy.

In this wintery tale, Jack and his new found friend, search for winter and attempt to restore Jack’s special gift. Circling the globe they meet characters who share their own special shimmering seasonal winter magic, but will Jack’s magic return?

Join tutti frutti for this enchanting new play by poet and playwright Joseph Coelho with important environmental themes, a touch of wintery fun and original live music.

 

To book

For fees and to discuss availability, please contact tutti frutti on 0113 388 0027 or sophie@tutti-frutti.org.uk.

For more details about working with us please see our Venues or Schools sections.

Creative Team

Eleanor Manners

Eleanor Manners

Eleanor Manners is a Theatre Maker, Voice & Dialect Coach and facilitator, having graduated from The Arden School of Theatre, Birmingham Conservatoire and Rose Bruford she now works nationally in theatre across the UK. As a Theatre Maker she was an Associate Director on The Wizard of Oz at Leeds Playhouse, Assistant Director on Searching for the Heart of Leeds and is currently part of the RTYDS New Directions programme.

Eleanor also works as voice & dialect coach on productions at theatres including The Royal Court, The Bridge, Talawa Theatre, Young Vic and The National Theatre. Eleanor Has always had participation work at her core starting initially working with young people and is a member of the award winning Creative Engagement department at Leeds Playhouse as their Associate Participation Practitioner.
Joseph Coelho

Joseph Coelho

Joseph Coelho is a multi-award winning children’s author and playwright. He writes across several mediums for children including stage plays, picture books, non-fiction and middle grade. His latest ‘Story told in poems’ The Girl Who Became A Tree’ was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and received a special mention from the Bologna Ragazzi Award 2021. His latest stage play The Wishing Tree recently finished a run at the Little Angel Theatre in London. He wrote and presented ‘Teach Poetry’ - a 10-part BBC online series that aims to make the writing of poetry fun and accessible to all.
Sundeep Saini

Sundeep Saini

Sundeep is a movement director & choreographer passionate about driving narrative through physicality & immersive performance. As a parent to two young children she is committed to making excellent theatre for young audiences and their families.

Sundeep’s has recently worked on the immersive open air production of “Squad Goals” at Dagenham & Redbridge FC. She was the Movement Director and choreographer on the National Theatre’s Public Acts production of “As You Like It” and has worked for many regional theatres including Watford Palace Theatre, Queens Theatre Hornchurch and The New Wolsey.

Tayo Akinbode

Tayo Akinbode

Composer- Billy and the Beast

I first discovered theatre in London at the Royal Court’s Activists Youth Theatre, and my first composer job was for Manchester Youth Theatre’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

My recent work includes: Much Ado About Nothing for New English Shakespeare Company at The Dubai Opera House; The Panto That Nearly Never Was - Theatr Clwyd; Sonnet Sunday, Henry IV pt 1, pt2 and Henry V - Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre; The Whip – Royal Shakespeare Company; Pulse - Bamboozle; Red Dust Road - National Theatre of Scotland; Snow White - The Wrong Crowd, My Voice Was Heard - Red Ladder; Bouncers - The Royal Court Liverpool; Love Unspoken – Spare Tyre/Queen’s Hornchurch, and The World According To Grandpa for Grandpa Productions/Channel 5 Milkshake.
Warda Abbasi

Warda Abbasi

Assistant Designer

A Miniature Model-Maker with a focus on sets for Theatre, Film, TV and Commercials. Of my own initiative over the past few years, I have self-taught many of the necessary skills for design and model making. I am furthering my personal development within Prop Making & Set Decorating. Currently I am freelancing as a Craft Creator for Tutti Frutti and I am a mentee on Set Access: A UK Film Talent Development Programme from Creative Access & Guy Ritchie.
Wendy Harris

Wendy Harris

Artistic Director, Chair of PYA England

I have held the position of Artistic Director at tutti frutti since 2005 and have directed all but one production in partnership with York Theatre Royal, touring nationally and internationally and co-producing the Little Feet Festival of Children’s Theatre and the First Words writers’ development programme

Before working with tutti frutti I was Artistic Director of Red Ladder Theatre Company, and previous to this; Merseyside Young People’s Theatre Company in Liverpool. Over the years as a freelance director work has included; Everyman Theatre Liverpool, Crucible Theatre Sheffield, Hope Street Ltd, Oxford Stage Company, Unity Theatre Liverpool, European Stage Company, Theatre Royal Stratford East, and Contact Theatre Manchester. I currently live in Leeds with my partner Mark and two sons Louie and Eliot.