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Rachael Woodward


Company / Producer Name:         Rachael Woodward

Production Title:                              Valentine 

Contact Person:                                Rachael Woodward

Contact Email:                                   rach.woodie@gmail.com

Company Website::                          https://rachwoodie.wixsite.com/rachaelwoodward

Show Status:                                      Tour Ready

Genre:                                                  Children & Family, Puppetry, Visual Theatre


The story of a clown learning what it means to love.


Designed for families and children (6+) Valentine is an honest, playful, and interactive show about what it means to love and lose somebody. Valentine is a clown and her best friend is her heart. She loves to spend time with her Grandpa, but Grandpa’s heart is running out of time, and there is nothing Valentine can do about it. Valentine is determined to be strong, not to fall apart, but in doing so she loses her heart. With a big empty world ahead of her, the audience helps Valentine on a journey to search for her heart, as she learns to embrace her emotions - even the painful ones.


Like a story book that comes to life before your eyes, Valentine is an intimate, interactive show using a combination of shadow puppetry, animation and physical theatre. There is one performer onstage who interacts with shadow puppets and animation controlled by a second performer behind a shadow screen. The audience is invited to play as the performer ventures into the audience to search for her lost heart.


Review quotes:

“Honest, intimate and every bit heartwarming” - Rotunda Media “Fairytale-like narration, mesmerising puppetry and slapstick performance style. But it’s the raw and literal way the work deals with loss that surprises.” - Seesaw Magazine