Conservation and Wildlife puppet shows

WishWorks are passionate about conservation and sharing appreciation of our natural world. We are strong advocates for the preservation of wildlife and marine environments and enjoy introducing young audiences to fascinating facts and intreguing insects. We can make a show or design a workshop around most topics and enjoy researching the science and facts for each show with the help of experts.

Our recent work includes:

Life of a Tree, a show about Biodiversity, commissioned by the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew in 2010 for their Easter Festival

(RBG Kew also commissioned us to write our Christmas Show “Good King Wenceslas” in 2012 asking it to link in with their tree trail and fit within Santa’s grotto.) “You are top of my list of people I would like to work with again” – Katie Weaver, Festival Executive, Public Engagement & Learning, Kew

Wildwood Tales was created in 2012 alongside the learning team at the Natural History Museum in London to teach about native woodland animals.

Tales of the Deep is a show about marine conservation issues, written for Marine Madness in Pagham Harbor, 2007, for the Sussex Wildlife Trust and re-worked for the Railway Land festival in Lewes in 2013

Ako the Aye-Aye was developed with the Railway Land Wildlife Trust in 2017. An adaption of the stories of Alison Jolly, Primatologist, who worked with the Railway Land and its partner project in Madagascar.


WishWorks’ early shows were written with the aim of teaching young children the importance of protecting our environment and safeguarding the future of our oceans and wildlife. For example:

“The Last Cod”, written for the Dorset Wildlife Trust in 2001 and toured to various events along the Dorset coast when WishWorks were part of the Cycle Circus (touring on bicycles)

“Sea fairies” (on stilts) and puppet shows (Last Cod, Captain Whiskers and Terror of the Deep) written for Low Tide festival in Brighton, run by RiverOcean foundation 2006/7/8 

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

“The King’s Rocket” puppet show about ecology at Horsham Eco-Fair, 2008

“What an amazing day!  We are all absolutely thrilled” - Paula Pollard, Horsham eco fair 2008