“Thoroughly enjoyed your show. You were both a delight. Really good entertainment and we'll done on the puppetry. I would happily recommend it. It's perfect family fare for lots of venues around the country.” - Adam Bennett, Artistic Director, Little Angel Theatre,2014

[on GOLDIFOX] “This was a beautiful production, not over-taxing for the children, but fast-moving and managing to engage all the different age-groups who went along. (Including the over-forties!). The little ones, especially, were buzzing with excitement as they left - they'd enjoyed being able to see the puppets close up. Wishworks really know how to engage with an audience - of any age. Unforgettable.” - Strat Mastoris for Fringe Review 27th May 2014

“You are top of my list of people I would like to work with again.” - Katie Weaver, Public Engagement & Learning, RBG Kew

“The Animal Story is a fantastic show, I have seen it many times and get huge amount of joy and positivity from how much the audiences enjoyed the show. Both students and adults can learn new things about British Wildlife. Sally and Andrew are both very professional puppeteers, they are very flexible and have attention for details. I would recommend Wishworks to all, not just schools.” - Joanna Benedict, Natural History Museum.

“Hi, I just wanted to send an email to thank you for being so kind to my family today at the apple festival. My five children aged two to nearly ten were completely engaged by your amazing shows today and insisted on staying to watch all four! I really appreciate the time that you spent between the shows talking to our children and allowing them to interact with the puppets. All they have done since we got home is put on puppet shows! My eldest son is autistic so it was extra special to see him engaging in something to this extent. Thank you again and I certainly hope we meet again.” - Jenni Neale

“You're simply brilliant, witty, heartwarming.” - Viviana, Chislehurst big draw 2013

“Your show is just magical, the puppets are gorgeous and astonishing and I love the quirkiness of the story. I’ve told so many people about your show, my children were desperate to see it again” – Andrea Moran, parent

Thanks for all your beautiful work and input” - Sian, Winchester hat fair 

WishWorks have performed to great public acclaim for Middle Farm at our annual Apple Festival, and in so doing have added a magical dimension to the celebrations, enthralling children and adults alike. Their shows nurture imaginings and provoke ideas far beyond the immediate joy of a theatrical performance, by addressing issues of complex social relevance in a highly accessible way. Lively and original work” - Helen and Rod Marsh, Middle Farm

RiverOcean has enjoyed performances of WishWorks at our Low Tide festival for many years. The shows have been a favourite of children and adults alike.” Clare Rutherford, River Ocean Foundation

“I was suffering from post natal depression and your show was the one thing that picked me up. One good day” A Mum, Middle Farm Apple Festival

The best puppet show ever” - Seaford Live

That was one of my favourite afternoons ever” - Big Draw 

“A very big thank you for all your hard work. I was told by so many people how fantastic your shows were and I could hear from the children’s reaction that you provided some really brilliant entertainment for them- and the adults! I’m really hoping that you come back next year. Thanks for your patience and flexibility and generous contribution in providing some top entertainment for everyone”- Lisa Westoff, Festival of Jim

“Wow, you were terrific. The children loved the puppet show and you were so good at getting them to sit down and draw pictures. The day was a great success” - Donna Bumpas, Big Draw, Chislehurst

“Thank you so much for coming to Hastings and being a part of our Gala on Sunday, we thoroughly enjoyed having you there, & anyone who can keep the attention of a group of young children for that long deserves a medal!

We thought you were great. We raised in total £4705 for the CF Trust”

"Thanks very much for coming to Buxton. I know all the children enjoyed it very much and it was nice to meet you. Whispering Smith was excellent” - Pat Russell, Buxton Opera house

“The shows went very smoothly and were a delight to watch” - Matt Hill, Blue Elephant Theatre 2010

“The puppet show was top notch (so funny and thoughtful). A very big thank you to everyone involved. Spot on! It was so lovely to be in the Theatre Royal Brighton; thrilling!' - Saskia Neary (parent)

Thank you for all your hard work and effort. The entertainment you provided helped make this special occasion such an enjoyable and memorable event for everyone. I have spoken to several families since and all the children loved the puppet show” P.S.A Secretary, Chailey Heritage School

“Nobody wanted Christmas presents this year- they just wanted you to come back and do a show for them” - Zach’s mum, Hassocks

“In all my years of teaching that is the best workshop I have ever seen” - Reception teacher, Hassocks Infants School

“It is so inspiring to see this level of creativity and humour for children today. The invitation for kids to get involved and co-create the stories takes a real educational initiative. Children learn to appreciate their own art in the show”. - Riga Forbes, Birth Vision

“It was a great show- visually stimulating with fantastic puppets- and the live show was a great starting point for literacy work. The workshop offered a chance to work with speaking and listening, sequencing events and retelling. We loved it! Thank you so much for coming to visit us!”- Year 1 teacher, St Lukes Primary, Brighton

“My year 6 children were so excited by the story that they asked to write it down as soon as we got back to the classroom – that’s the first time that I can remember them actually ASKING to write anything!” - Year 6 teacher, Whitehawk Primary, Brighton 2009

“I liked the way you used shadow puppets to combine simultaneous oral and visual learning – they were really effective and fun! Afterwards the children were eager to go and draw pictures and make a “storyboard” of our story. Some even went straight for the lined paper to write it down. They were retelling the story to their parents at home and still referring to their invented characters several days later” Year 2 teacher, Our Lady of Lourdes School, Rottingdean

“The children loved it and were bursting with ideas for the story”. Year 2 teacher, Our lady of Lourdes

“Excellent! Engaging throughout the whole process. You maintained interest and involvement of everyone in the class” - Year 4, Our Lady of Lourdes

“The workshop was fantastic. It was lovely to see how the children’s ideas were turned so quickly into visual aids and pictures for them to develop the plot. The workshop supports Talk for Writing work by helping children learn how to build the shape of a story and really improve their speaking and listening skills. It was pacy and engaging – just what children need to maintain interest and attention. The dressing up was great!”  Year 4 teacher, Our Lady of Lourdes

“Thanks on behalf of both the children and staff. I was very pleased with the day and very impressed by the organisation and ease with which the day was structured and delivered. In particular, staff enjoyed the way in which you were able to create work that was wholly that of the children, achieved on a whole class basis” Bewbush Community Primary School, West Sussex

“The workshop here on Friday was amazing! Sally and Andy were delightful to work with – they arrived early and set up very efficiently, their session was brilliantly planned, their timing was perfect, their presentation suburb and the children absolutely loved it. One very sad little boy who has never in four years participated in anything took a leading role and played his part beautifully! What more can I say? Just thanks!” Downs Junior School, Brighton 2009

“I’m sure word will get around about how good the story telling workshop was” St Bartholomew’s CE Primary School, Brighton

“An excellent workshop- you really captured their imaginations, and I am sure they will remember their story”- Year 6 teacher

“Sally & Andy had a relaxed manner and were good-humoured with the children, yet still very professional” - A. Hadley, Elm Grove Primary School.

“Thank you for the wonderful puppet show that you put on in the garden of Anne of Cleves House. I hope you could see from the audience that you were a great hit-it was lovely to see so many fascinated small children. Their parents seemed very thankful to have someone to entertain them as well!” Jane Vokins, Friends of Anne of Cleves House 

"The teachers gave us feedback that the children really enjoyed the performance and that it was the best Monday morning ever!” - Grace Myers-Crump, Newmarket library

“We had many great comments about the workshops. Had great write-ups in local paper” - Jane Grey, Henley Youth Festival 2011

“Hello, I just wanted to say thank you again for a lovely time at Amber's birthday party, the kids have been raving about the party and they have been taking in their puppets to school and showing them off. Amber thoroughly enjoyed herself...and her puppet”

“Having spoken with other colleagues in the South East, WishWorks came highly recommended. After seeing WishWorks undertake a number of puppet workshops and engage children in such a creative way I had no hesitation in recommending WishWorks to colleagues and primary schools across East Sussex. The puppet workshops undertaken by WishWorks proved extremely innovative in exploring issues such as friendships, conflict and bullying with children in Key Stage One and Two. Thereby, enabling schools to explore the emotional literacy agenda with children in a safe, fun and supportive way. Feedback from schools and children has been extremely positive and we look forward to working with WishWorks over the coming year and hope to build on the excellent work already undertaken.” - John Khan - Strategic Lead Officer for Anti-Bullying/East Sussex

“Thank you so much for preparing everything for us today and coming up with the great scripts which fit in with the children’s puppets so well – I’m looking forward to running through it with them again next week! The scripts really helped and the workshop was great” – Tom Johnson, Holmewood House School, Kent