Emily Capstick

Creative Consultant


Current projects

Royal Exchange Theatre

I am now in the ‘Freelance Pool’ delivering workshops to visitors of all ages on skills such as Scriptwriting and the Theatre Production Process. I worked with six specialist support schools on their ‘Happy to Be’ drama festival.

Speech Bubbles (with London Bubble Theatre)
Learning About Culture is a two & half year investigation into the role that cultural learning plays in improving educational outcomes for children.  Led by the Education Endowment Foundation and the Royal Society of Arts, this is the largest randomised control trial on cultural education approaches that has ever happened in the UK.  Speech Bubbles is currently being looked at alongside four other projects.  Peoplescape Theatre are proud to be working alongside Northwest Drama, M6 Theatre, Oldham Theatre Workshop, London Bubble Theatre on the delivery and evaluation of this drama intervention for KS1 pupils
‘Emily Making Things Work’

Feedback to The Three Little Pigs & The Silent Songbird

The performance that you and your colleagues put on for the year 1 children was fantastic! We have never seen the children so engaged during a show like this before.

            Benchill Primary School.

..the whole of Nursery thought it was brilliant- children and staff!

Baguley Hall Primary School, Wythenshawe

The props were fantastic, very visual and the whole team made it fun and engaging.

            Park View Community Primary School

A brilliant and well thought out sensory production of the three little pigs.  You clearly had thought of the complex needs of the audience in great detail.  The way it was delivered was the best experience I have witnessed in terms of ensuring that each child in the audience could access the story in the way that they were personally able. For my staff it was wonderful to witness the whole of our group enjoying something together as this is rare, especially when it comes to productions.

            Lancasterian School (specialist support school)

First of all, I thought the show was excellent in every way. It was creative, fun and multi sensory, captivating each and every one of our children, which feel is so important from an inclusion perspective. The actors showed great talent, seamlessly switching from one character to another, and from one instrument or puppet to another. We really appreciated the preparation visits, given that we are a school with a resource base for deaf children.   The show was humorous, and also delivered a vital social moral, of working together and getting along with each other, which is particularly important in today's world.

            Special Educational Needs Coordinator at St Andrew’s Primary, Levenshulme

The performance kept the children very entertained. It was a wonderful experience for the children. An inventive way of telling the story which was well matched to the children's age. The story really captured the attention and imagination of all children. It was great to see all the children so engaged.  Beaver Road primary school loved it! 

Peterloo - a new script for the People’s History Museum

I have been busy researching, writing and directing a new script for the People’s History Museum based on events at St Peter’s Field in Manchester 1819.

Children enjoyed it and were inspired

Well planned and informative

Thanks to funding from Heritage Schools, the museum is able

to offer a limited number of performances free of charge

Please contact the Learning Team on 0161 - 838 9190 for more information.

Equality Matters Marple

I am writing a new script based on the experiences and lives of five local women who are featured in a temporary exhibition at Marple Library.  The performance focuses on Gertrude Powicke who was a suffragist and who volunteered in France with refugees during the First World War. 

To accompany the exhibition, I will be performing the script in Stockport schools during July 2018.

With thanks for IWMNorth for their support.

The Gingerbread People

Can’t run fast enough?

Then bake yourself some wheels!

Still not fast enough?

Then how about a gingerbread balloon?

When your world is made of gingerbread then only your dreams limit you..

This is a story of friendship, dreaming big, surprising yourself and not giving up.

Our new, original interpretation with live music, song, comedy, puppetry and, of course, our innovative participation.

After our sell-out shows The Silent Songbird and Three Little Pigs, we are thrilled to be continuing our commitment to offer high quality theatre to children across Manchester at affordable prices. November and December 2019 there will be performances tailored for KS1, EYFS, children with ASC, PMLD and hearing impairments (in schools) as well as a wide range of activities and supporting materials for classroom fun and learning.

Performed by Monica Sagar, Matt Wardle and Emily Capstick.

For more information email emily@peoplescapetheatre.co.uk or call 07846 085457.

Proud to be part of the Manchester Children’s Book Festival

People’s History Museum

I perform frequently for school and public groups a range of scripts including the story of Hannah Mitchell ‘Hard Way Up - a suffragette’s story’ (by Eileen Murphy); ‘Time Travel Shopper’ for KS1, Strike a Light (on the Matchgirls’ strike of 1888) and three participatory performances and craft workshops for very young visitors and their families: Mr Ordinary’s Prize, Beeing Special and At the End of the Rainbow.