Whispering Smith

WishWorks recieved funding in 2015 from the Arts Council to turn this very special show into an immersive theatrical experience for children aged 2-7 and their families.

A very shy creature gets stuck up a tree and has to find his voice so he can get help.

Hand, rod and shadow puppetry, storytelling, original music, innovative lighting and a bit of magic make this show a treat for all the senses. It is available as an end on performance or the audience can be seated within a forest applique wonderland, where stars and dawn appear overhead and shadow puppets all around.



Eye-catching and original theatre for children” The Wessex Hotel, Winchester Hat Fair

“A delight to watch” Matt Hill, Blue Elephant Theatre, Camberwell, 2010

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

Audience feedback 

"The show was really magical. All the children were enthralled. I loved the way the children's suggestions drove the action. The lighting was brilliant, so was the music and the puppetry was really engaging. I have never seen a show I enjoyed as much. My children loved it too and I am sure they will remember it. A very special experience."

"Wonderful! A perfect introduction to theatre for small children - colourful, imaginative and fun. very much enjoyed it and so did my children aged 3 and 6"

“Brilliant, utterly enchanting for kids and grown-ups too! The entire performance was lovely and great fun”