Two performers, five stories and a host of bugs, birds, animals and magical creatures!

Two performers, five stories and a host of bugs, birds, animals and magical creatures!

Show description

Open Sky bring to life these two thousand year old stories using a happy mix of rhyme, movement, live music, song and puppetry. And it’s funny too.

Monkey tries to wind up Buffalo. Pigeon saves Ant from disaster. Tortoise’ big mouth leads to a smelly fate. Little Hare scares Deer, Ox, Tiger and Elephant until Lion steps in. And the
Prince is indeed mighty but is he mightier than the Giant?

Based on stories for children told by the Buddha, each fable has a simple moral for young hearts and minds.

An enchanting family show for ages 3+

Available for studio theatres and "unplugged" for Rural Touring and school performances.

"We all LOVED this production"  Sam, Mum of 2

"I loved this show! Especially the tortoise. I liked it when the monkey learnt a lesson" Arthur, 5

Credits & Production History

Written by Lisle Turner
Created and performed by Claire Coaché and Jenny-May While
Puppetry directed by Yngvild Aspeli
Puppets created by Polina Borisova
Outside Eye by Ben Samuels
Costumes by Juliet Blamey
Set & lighting design by Ben Hughes
Music by Leo More
Produced by Open Sky

The Mighty Prince and Other Fabulous Fables runs at 50 minutes.

Funded by ACE with financial support from The Elmley Foundation.


23 Nov
Little Birch Village Hall, Herefordshire

26 Nov
St Andrew's Primary School, Worcester

2 Dec
Pengreen Children's Centre, Corby

3 Dec
St Peter's Centre, Peterchurch, Herefordshire

10 Dec
Marlbrook School, Hereford


21 Jan
Streetsbrook Infant and Nursery School Solihull

23 Jan
Steiner Academy Hereford

27 Jan
Hereford College of Arts

14 Feb
Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford

22 Mar
Rainbows Nursery, Hereford

18 July

19 Sept
Market Theatre Ledbury

3 Oct
Canada Water Culture Space, London

9 Oct
Sheepscombe Village Hall (Air in G), Gloucestershire

10 Oct
Globe, Hay-on-Wye

18 Oct
Albany Deptford, London

24 Oct
St Barts, Reading, Berkshire

28 Oct
Courtyard Family Festival Workshops, Hereford

29 Oct
Ludlow Shropshire

14 Nov
Birch Hall Arts Alive, Steiner Academy, Much Dewchurch

29 Nov
Hay Winter Festival

13 Dec
Malvern Cube


29 Jan
Thurlbear and Trull Schools, Taunton (InspirED), Somerset

16 Feb
Black Country Touring, West Bromwich

19 Feb
WEM Town Hall, Shropshire

21 Feb
Kingsland Village Hall, Herefordshire

12 Mar
New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

12 April
St James CofE Primary, Hereford

3 Sept
Nepal Youth Foundation Festival, Stanwick, Northants

10 Oct
Beeline Storytelling Festival, Worcester University