Abbie has written and directed three interactive children's productions for the Concordia Foundation, 'The Musical Wolf', 'Fifes and Fairytales' and 'Round the World in 80 Fifes'. These shows have concluded a series of workshops running over several weeks in primary schools across London.
'Fifes and Fairytales' took place at Toynbee Studios in 2015 with an audience of over 270 local children, and presented a series of traditional fairytales from around the world told through the art of music, contemporary dance, story-telling and shadow puppetry.
In 2016, 'Around the World in 80 Fifes' involved four primary schools across London and had two interactive performances at London's historic Wilton's Music Hall. Utilising the famous and much loved story "Around the World in 80 Days' by Jules Verne, it offered a modern (and musical!) spin on the tale, and followed the story of Arrogant Jack – a talented flute player with a bad attitude. He travelled around the world in his hot air balloon; on a mission to teach the flute players of other cultures to play like him, but instead finds himself enriched, enlightened and educated!
Photography by Jonathan Rose