Dogworthy's Summer Magic
A joyful Summer's entertainment about life on the seashore ~ for ages 4-8


Dogworthy is off to the seaside with his Imagination Shell and would love to take you with him! Holly helps him pack his bag and ~ off they go! This is the story of their adventures there: all the exploring they do and the wonderful creatures they meet. A joyful summer's entertainment.

Dogworthy eating icecream

"Puppets, props and scenery have strong design and crafting skill. Acting and animation is done with skill, humour and originality"
Pippa Warin, Arts Consultant, Devon

"Dogworthy is brilliant! We all love him. He communicates with every child no matter what their age (4 - 94)"
Valerie Powis, Headteacher, St Clement's & St John's School, Bournemouth.

Stage set for Summer Magic

Recommended maximum audience size: 150
Recommended audience age: 4-8
The show lasts about 45 mins
(Then Dogworthy usually says Goodbye to each child as audience leaves)

Technical Requirements

A minimum performance area of 2.2m x 2.2m.
2 x 13-amp power points.
A blackout not essential but will allow lighting to best effect
Sole use of hall during show &, ideally, during...
Preparation: 45 mins. before & 30 mins. after show
Parking for van with closest possible access to performance area
Help carrying equipment appreciated when distance from van is long; essential when steps involved

Lugworm

Teacher’s follow-up
sheets suggest ways
to link Summer Magic
to the Curriculum in
England on: English,
IT, Maths, Science,
RE, Music,
Geography, PE,
History,
Design Technology & Art

The show touches on a wide variety of topics for schools to follow up:~

  • Caring for the environment
  • Habitat (rockpool). Litter.
  • Rock / sand. Water (sea).
  • Weather.
  • 5 senses.
  • Hot / cold. Dry / wet
  • Food.
  • Safety in water.
  • 2D & 3D. Size.
  • Collecting / sorting. Estimating numbers.
  • Identifying and caring for fish, crabs, birds, eggs, seaweed & lugworms
  • Movement (propulsion). Floating.
  • Singing.
  • Puppets.
  • Edwardian Seaside (optional).

Although the show is
dedicated to Christmas
fun, it does touch on
a variety of subjects
within the National
Curriculum which you
may wish to explore in
class. So schools are
sent a summary of the
show before Dogworthy arrives.

There are no follow-up sheets for this show. Instead, Dogworthy practices his best handwriting (& emergent spelling) to give each class a Christmas card.