Emily Capstick



I design and make props, costume & effects for storytelling and theatre performances.  The environmental impact of this work is an important consideration for me - using recycled materials whenever possible.  In 2019/20, I was responsible for the multi-sensory props and effects of six Peoplescape Theatre performances; touring shows in primary, specialist support schools & community settings, and for a new show at The Museum of London.


I use drama for learning with people of all ages. Whether it’s scriptwriting workshops for secondary pupils at Royal Exchange Theatre, Labyrintheme theatre for adults at People’s History Museum, engaging young parents & their children with reading through Lowry Theatre or storytelling for pre-school children.

I am particularly proud to have been a Speech Bubbles practitioner for Peoplescape Theatre (originated by London Bubble Theatre) for six years.


With a background in theatre, I am also a published children’s author. I use live music, puppets, movement & innovative participation in my storytelling for schools, museums, festivals and community events.

Creative Consultant/Trainer

As well as presenting at national & international conferences, I have also been commissioned to deliver training to museums across Europe on subjects such as puppetry, storytelling, 1st/2nd/3rd person interpretation, applied theatre techniques & performance relating to war and conflict. I have also mentored staff and volunteers at a number of museums; to develop their own sessions, team development and nurturing individuals’ creative skills and interests.


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Steve Howe

The Lure of Speed

Atkinson Museum

Gingerbread People

Peoplescape Theatre



With over 60 commissioned scripts for museums, I have received awards for my community play & my first children’s book.  With funding from Arts Council England I have written many innovative participatory performances for Peoplescape Theatre; most recently The Gingerbread People and The Silent Songbird (in conjunction with Chester Zoo). I also direct museum theatre.

Fawcett’s Funny Guides

People’s History Museum

Physical Theatre & Clowning Workshop

with Helen Barnett

Gingerbread People devising

’Less of the Verbal‘ training

Peoplescape Theatre for

International Museum Theatre Alliance - Europe

The Thames Project

Peoplescape Theatre


John Rylands Library


Monica Sagar

Gingerbread People

Peoplescape Theatre

Peoplescape Theatre

Museum of London