The Great Big Story Mix Up

Live stage adaptation

The show that YOU make up.

Online version originally commissioned by Oxford Playhouse.

The interactive improvised play for families is back – and you’re in charge!

You choose the characters. You choose the costumes. You even control the Horn of Song!

Watch as your wild and wonderful ideas are brought to life by our troupe of storytellers in an hour of never-before-seen fairy tales and other nonsense.

As well as being performed in person, there is an online version of The Great Big Story Mix Up, just as live, just as interactive, and just as silly, featuring drawings from children in the audience turned into animated sets!

Suitable for everyone aged three and over.

“Appealing, engaging fun!” ★★★★ The Stage

Fantastic fun for all the family” The Family Stage

Upcoming dates


2nd & 3rd Little Angel Theatre, London. (2pm & 4pm on 2nd, 11am & 2pm on 3rd).Book tickets
5thRisca Library, Risca, Newport. Book tickets

All images © Craig Fuller

The Great Big Story Mix up

Produced by Roustabout Theatre

Funded by Arts Council England 

Digital Version originally commissioned by Oxford Playhouse


Toby Hulse
Robin Hemmings
Shaelee Rooke

Creative Team

Writer & Director – Toby Hulse

Designer – Bronia Housman

Composer – Robin Hemmings

Props Maker – Hebe Perry

Stage Manager – Oliver Wareham (Digital Adaptation & 2020 Tour), Will Monks (2020 Tour), Madeleine Herbert (Summer 2022 UK Tour)

Digital Technicians for online version: Will Monks, Oliver Wareham

Producers – Alice Massey & Shaelee Rooke