The Willow Pattern Tale

A story based on the motifs on the Willow Ceramic Housewares Pattern.

This Production of The Willow Pattern Tale was created by Jill Joubert, Founding Member of the Handspring Puppet Company. In the Performance, Jill uses beautiful wooden puppets to unravel the myth of the Earth’s creation through the romantic story of a young Princess and a Gardener.

The following short audio clip (2 minutes) contains some observations from Teachers on what their Learners had gotten out of the experience:


This performance was held at Magnet Theatre’s ‘Rocking the Cradle’ Fringe Festival, as part of the ASSITEJ Cradle of Creativity 2017. You can find more information and links to further resources about Rocking the Cradle here.

Myrto Papoulia (Facilitator & Documenter)
Myrto has experience of working both as a Primary School Teacher and as a Theatre Artist. Bringing these two interests together, she now works as an Applied Theatre Practitioner within Drama Education contexts. As a founding member of theatre group, PAZL, she designs and facilitates process drama projects for children and young people. A member of the Hellenic Theatre/Drama and Education Network, she has worked on several Applied Theatre projects, including performance making projects with community groups and projects with Roma children in Educational settings.