Poppanoodle Theatre is Cornwall’s Theatre for Children and Young People.


After a successful first tour in Cornwall in the autumn of 2023, plans are currently underway for another tour in 2024.

Wee Willie Winkie lives with his sister Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary and his mother the Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe.

Wee Willie Winkie wants to have some fun before bed one night and acts out a play to his mother with the help of his sister and the audience.

Numerous nursery rhymes are recreated in this fast-paced production aimed at children 0 to 5 years.

With laughter, music and song this piece has something for little ones and their grownups.


"Great show for children and adults alike. Very much enjoyed by Mum, Son and Nana!"

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"Loved it, little one was quiet and was funny to see naughtiness and know it's real."


"Really enjoyable, captured 2 1⁄2 year old's attention. Perfect length."

Performing in your town or village

Would you be interested in Two Marys, five Jacks and one very big shoe come to where you live?

Here's some more information, including technical specifications.


"We loved it!! Very clever. Really good for children."

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Our Aims

To create innovative productions for children and young people, stretching their horizons.

We make productions accessible to young people through touring across Cornwall to reach a widespread community.

Louise Kemp,
Creative Producer

Poppanoodle Theatre is the creation of Louise Kemp

A Theatre Maker with over 25 years’ experience in the Arts sector. She has also worked in Primary education, Early Years settings and as an Events Manager for Music Education.

As a mum of two, she is committed to creating fantastic experiences for children. 


I believe theatre can show children a whole new world, stimulating their senses and imaginations.


Get in touch


"Joyful! Thank you for all the interaction and thought that's gone into your production. Great value!"

If you have any questions or would like to know more about our upcoming tour then send me an email or fill in the form below.

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"Joyful! Thank you for all the interaction and thought that's gone into your production. Great value!"

Poppanoodle Theatre
5 Tregony Hill

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