interactive performances


"Totally captivating immersive theatre"


outdoor theatre for families

Two expert fools take an audience on a site-responsive adventure in search of a rare egg. Join The Institute of Eggsperts and shape what happens during this field trip into the unknown. A performance that puts its young audience in the driving seat and responds to their decisions using character clowning, improvisation and puppetry. For Eggsperts age 5-8 and their grown-up assistants.

Devised  and performed by Suzie Ferguson, Diane Thornton, Fergus Dunnet and Colin Moncrieff

Designed by Fergus Dunnet

Dramaturgy by Pauline Lynch

Photo by Jassy Earl


2016-2019: Dumfries&Galloway Arts Live, Edinburgh Science Festival, Lyth Arts Centre Family Festival, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Puppet Animation Scotland Festival, Woodend Barn, Barrhead Waterworks, Platform Easterhouse, Belville Community Garden, Mount Stuart, Castle Toward, Carradale woods


for audiences with complex learning needs

A classroom performance featuring character clowning, harmony singing, intensive interaction, suspense, and surprise. MESS is about turning an ordinary daily routine into an extraordinary adventure. MESS has been created in collaboration with Oaklands School, Edinburgh. MESS is touring schools across Scotland from September 2019 to April 2020 with support from Creative Scotland and EIS.

Devised and performed by Ben Winger (lead artist), Diane Thornton, Suzie Ferguson, Kerry Cleland, Ronan McMahon and Carmen Pieraccini

Music composed by John Kielty

Designed by Fergus Dunnet

Outside Eye Anna Newell

Co-deviser Lucy McGreal

Producer Sarah Gray

Photography by Mihaela Bodlovic

MESS was originally developed by Ben Winger and associates in collaboration with Mavisbank School, Airdrie

Thanks to National Theatre of Scotland


for venues and festivals

Recent projects include Are you going UP? for Edinburgh International Children's Festival Opening Weekend 2018 at the National Museum of Scotland. This accessible performance transformed ordinary journeys in lifts and on stairs into epic expeditions.

Devised and performed by Diane Thornton, Lucy McGreal and Emily Goodwin


Mudskippers Make Believe was pilot project with Dunoon Burgh Hall in summer 2018, supported by Argyll&Bute Health and Wellbeing Fund. We created an introduction to theatre for the very young using visual performance, object manipulation and song. Our artists devised and performed Ruby and the Red Feather, a short play about the joy of being outdoors whatever the weather.

Devised and performed by Diane Thornton and Lucy McGreal