Robin and the Withering Wood

An eco-musical on Life and Living Processes

Maid Marion

“Something’s wrong with Sherwood Forest! Trees are dying, plants are wilting and the birds have flown away! I’m sure it has something to do a broken food chain or that nasty Witch Weed…

I’d love Robin to help me but he’s too busy preparing for that stupid archery competition against that bully, the Sheriff of Nottingham. AAAGH! Even Twiglet, the witch’s cat, is worried – things MUST be bad!

Can anyone help???”

The answer is to be found in the leaves, not of a book, but in those of a plant...

“Excellent production, Audience participation and interaction very good, Acting quality was excellent. One of the best Kinetic theatres we have had”

Joanne Tate, Deighton Gates Primary School

Science Content Lower KS2 / KS1


Definitions of living things, vertebrates, invertebrates, arthropods, habitats, flower structure, food chains

  • The 5 conditions which define living things and help to classify animals in a simple way involving vertebrates, invertebrates and arthropods
  • The meaning of a habitat and that different animals have different habitats suited to their needs
  • The basic structure of a flower is shown and plant growth is examined with particular emphasis on the necessity for light, water and the function of the roots
  • A simple food chain is demonstrated

Science Content Upper KS2

the witch's cat twiglet

7 conditions for life, chlorophyll, action of U.V light, photosynthesis, plant reproduction, food webs, leaf design

  • As KS1 but in greater detail (e.g. the conditions for Life are extended to the full 7)
  • The role of chlorophyll and the action of U.V. light on plant growth is demonstrated and photosynthesis is explained in terms of energy
  • Plant reproduction is explained and the terms ovary and pollen are introduced
  • Food chains are extended to include food webs
  • The children are encouraged to examine leaf design with regard to waterproofing, respiration, and energy conversion


witch mixing her spell

Are you a science teacher? The shows will reinforce your teaching plan, and make you laugh.
Not a science teacher? You can be confident Kinetic shows are solidly based on the National Curriculum for Science, and will also make you laugh.

In preparation you will be emailed a ‘Pre-Show Information Pack’. This includes all the science covered in the show, suggested pre and post show activities and discussions.

You can find more information on our FAQ page.

We will answer any of your science questions both before and after a show. Why not email us one now?

Pricing structure and how to book

The witch has many disguises

You can provisionally book a show by phoning the office. We can discuss any questions you have and check times and dates.

A Kinetic show costs £395 + VAT (1 performance) or £695 + VAT (2 performances). Most schools don’t have to pay the VAT.

It works out less than £1.75 per head based on 2 performances with 200 children per performance!

We often have special offers, so please ask when you contact us.


Spring 2017

    West Midlands; Birmingham; North London

Summer 2017

    Northern Ireland; South Wales; Newcastle & surrounds;

Kinetic Theatre Company, 62 Seely Road, London SW17 9QT. Phone (0)20 8286 2613
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