Mercury Tots is an ONLINE interactive, multi-sensory class for early years children and their grown up friends.
At the Mercury we believe imagination and creativity are a vital part of a child’s life and these 25 minute sessions are designed to stimulate both. Through story-telling, dance and music, Tots is designed to provide parents and carers with an opportunity to explore creative play with nothing but home materials.
Each session is uniquely designed using cheap and cheerful, ‘at home’ materials theatrically delivered by our teaching artists.
With weekly online sessions for tots aged 4 – 18 months followed directly by sessions for 18 month – 3 year olds, the whole family can get involved. Each week participants will be given a parent ‘play sheet’ to continue theatrical sensory play at home.
Our first week’s theme is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – we can’t wait to see you there!
Book weekly, or sign up to take part in the full term.
Andra Chelcea is a theatre-maker based in Colchester. She is currently collaborating with Parrabbola as a Creative Producer and is also working on her first one-woman show. As a creative practitioner, Andra has been working with different theatres and companies such as Headgate Theatre, Eastern Angles, New Wolsey Theatre and has been part of the Mercury Theatre’s practitioner team for +3 years where she has delivered workshops for the Youth Theatre, for the Aspire groups and working with SEN people. Andra is excited to deliver fun workshops for tots & their grown-ups. She is already doing the stretching, ready for all the jumping around!
Jenna is a Colchester-based performer and practitioner. Jenna studied Musical Theatre at the Guildford School of Acting and now performs regularly with London based vintage trio, The Femmes, The Christmas Carol Experience and local duo A&J Voice and Keys. As a practitioner Jenna has worked with international groups Theatrino and EITC, local groups and The Mercury Theatre on many projects. Jenna is currently keen on developing her practice working with SEN students. She has most recently run the Mercury Theatre Online Summer School and also the 1-2-1 online Zoom sessions for Aspire students, taking them through their Arts Award. Jenna is absolutely buzzing to bring her ukulele and storytelling to Mercury Tots!