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There’s a Rang-Tan in my Bedroom and Other Stories

There’s a Rang-Tan in my Bedroom and Other Stories

Inspired by the Greenpeace campaign films There’s a Rang-Tan in My Bedroom and There’s a Monster in My Kitchen created by Mother and written by James Sellick, this beautiful adaptation encourages children to imagine waking up to find a turtle bathing in your bathtub, an orangutan bouncing on your bed and a jaguar creeping through your kitchen! But how did they all get there? And why on earth are they all so far from home? Featuring a voiceover from Emma Thompson, this magical mix of puppetry and music helps children to discover more about these animal friends and what they can do to help – because no one is too small to make a difference.

Aimed at ages 5-11.

Concept by Mother
Written by James Sellick
Directed by Maia Kirkman-Richards
Set and costumes designed by Kate Bunce
Lighting designed by Sherry Coenen
Puppets designed by Maia Kirkman-Richards
Music composed and sound designed by Dominic Sales
Creative Producer Miranda Pitcher
Performed by Ajjaz Awad & Aya Nakamura



Elly runs the best little farm in Lincolnshire, but not everything is going to plan. The corn has been trampled, all the apples have vanished and there’s hay everywhere! What could have happened? Come and help Elly and Bob the Pheasant fix the farm in time to save the harvest, and discover the secrets of the mystery animal hiding in the hay-stack.

Nature Elly is full of interactive fun, beautifully written original music and a cast of stunning and adorable animal puppets for little ones to meet. Created by award-winning Barmpot Theatre (creators of the theatre show Penguinpig), in association with Little Angel Theatre, and commissioned by Lincolnshire One Venues and SO Festival.

Nature Elly is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with further funding from Lincolnshire One Venues, Louth’s Riverhead Theatre, Grimsby’s Culture House, the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service, the RW Chapman Trust, Little Angel Theatre and SO Festival.

Age guidance:

Nature Elly is aimed at ages 2 – 5. It is a fun, interactive show with lots of puppet animals for the children to meet, and lots of slapstick humour. There is one moment of peril when we finally discover the mystical animal, but this quickly turns into a magical scene.