Sounds from Rocking the Cradle

A joyous day of Theatre for the Early Years.

On Thursday 25th May 2017, I visited the Rocking the Cradle festival, hosted by Magnet Theatre as part of ASSITEJ’s Cradle of Creativity. In the following audio clip (2 minutes), you can hear snippets from the performances of Rat Race and Woodways, whilst the video below (1 minute) sees young audiences being entertained between shows at the festival.

Rat Race
Produced by Well Worn Theatre Company (South Africa).

Director: Kyla Davis
Performed by: Roberto Pombo and Ameera Patel

Produced by: Shazama (Cameroon) with the support of Magnet Theatre (South Africa), Goethe-Institut and Helios Theater (Germany).

Director: Sophia Mempuh Kwachuh
Created by the Company: Alumbe Hellen Collins, Kento Jumah and Fokumlah Burnley Yaya


These performances were 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.

Josephine is a Theatre Facilitator, Director and Producer from London. Her specific interests are in the Theatre in the Criminal Justice System, Theatre as Rehabilitation, Inclusive Theatre and Youth Theatre. A creative and dynamic practitioner with a good sense of humour, Josephine has worked across a variety of companies and settings all over the UK, with experience of working in Prisons and with Young Offenders to improve communication skills. Other recent projects have included Aladdin: The Pantomime with Herts Inclusive Theatre and Lewisham Youth Theatre’s gala performances.