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.

Manchester Museum

With puppetry, live music, multi-sensory props and participation, I regularly facilitate story-telling for early years visitors at

The Magic Carpet. Themes include Dinosaurs, The Natural World, Under the Sea, Archaeology and Frogs.

Speech Bubbles (with London Bubble Theatre)
Peoplescape Theatre are working alongside North West Drama to deliver the Speech Bubbles project in Manchester, Salford, Trafford and Stockport. Supported by Shine and as part of a project with M6 Theatre, Oldham Theatre Workshop and originated by London Bubble Theatre.
‘Emily Making Things Work’

The Three Little Pigs

We now have an additional version of our highly acclaimed original interpretation of Three Little Pigs which has been devised for children aged 2 - 5 (pre-school to reception).

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! 

We will have some limited dates available this autumn for Greater Manchester schools to book, including primary schools, special schools and specialist support schools.  We have extensive experience of adapting our performances for the needs and opportunities best suited to your pupils.

Monica Sagar has now joined our team as our new third little pig who goes down to the river ‘because that’s where the best stones are for building’!

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.

Royal Exchange Theatre

     Young Performers’ Festival

Eight schools with specialist support provision in Greater Manchester are busy devising and rehearsing for this festival in July when pupils will perform in the main theatre at the Royal Exchange.  I am supporting five schools as they create their original performances.

Manchester Children’s Book Festival

     The Snorytime Van

With Monica Sagar, I will be performing our original performance commissioned specifically for the Bigger Book Bash as part of the Manchester Children’s Book Festival this June.


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.