Body * Mind * Spirit
Building empathy, self-esteem and compassion with Performing Arts
Performed by tens of thousands of children in 51 countries on 6 continents.
It’s a wonderful privilege to be able to say that our musicals connect us with a global community and tens of thousands of children. Our mission has always been to motivate and inspire by providing exceptional resources of the highest quality and it was the development of our Oscar Wilde projects for film and television that enabled us to do this. We met many elite musicians, producers, illustrators, animators and filmmakers. By the late 1990’s, we’d built a production team that was second to none and ‘The Happy Prince’ reached the finals of the ‘The International Musical of the Year’.
More recently, wanting to make a positive contribution to the mental health of young adolescents, we’ve been driven by a passionate belief in the value of music and performing arts to students’ personal, social and academic development and, perhaps more importantly, to their happiness and self esteem.
David Johnson, Marshall School, Duluth, Minnesota, USA : Rainmaker
Your writing and your efforts have profoundly touched the lives of 54 sixth graders and their families. You gave us the vehicle to transport them to another time and place . We pushed them and they grew into more than we dreamed possible. All day long kids from the other grades came up to our kids or myself and told us how awesome Rainmaker was! The power that they were singing with was something I had never experienced with a group before, it was like they were on turbo chargers! ‘ The kids were way into it as well as the audience. At the end the audience gave them a standing ovation. It was one of those priceless moments. I was so proud I could have burst. The duet between mother and Chep was a heartbreaker and at the end every parent was grinning from ear to ear. Comments like ‘Best Musical ever!’ ‘I loved it’ ‘What powerful lyrics!’ You have had such an impact on our kids, your words really made us shine in so many ways.”
Unsolicited testimonials from children
Rainmaker gave me goals and ideas, hopes and dreams. I don’t exactly like to be loud or to stand up in front of people and do stuff. It changed the way I looked at things and people. I enjoyed the songs and the flow of the musical. I’m glad we did your musical because it was so well done. Thank you.
Sam (The Thunder god)
I did Rainmaker when I was 11 years old. I am now 16 and still remember the lyrics and songs. I played Chep and at the end of the play I called my Mum up from the crowd and sang “the Gift” to her. It was amazing! Just wrote to say your plays are legendary”
Elliott Nettleship, Weser School, Germany
All my life I have loved stories and to sing and be dramatic. I loved playing Chep because she sang some beautiful songs and had a lot of lines so it was a challenge. I think that Rainmaker is a fantastic musical. The best plays can be summed up in one word. Rainmaker’s word is ‘love’.
Julia Ardis (Chep)
I learned helping people may come with sacrifices. In order to help someone you may have to give something up. I think that would make a good moral for this musical”
Tony Hansen (Shaman)
It was an amazing experience. At the end getting a standing ovation was the best feeling in the world. In this musical I learned that you shouldn’t judge anything and anyone by their or its outside”
Nathaniel Walker (Chameleon)
Of all the plays I’ve been in this is my favourite and the one I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”
Bailey Sill (Ignacio)