Two Minute Tales

A really fascinating and challenging project came to me in late 2019: script consultancy on a new series of’s Two Minute Tales. The brief involved condensing Shakespeare plays into two-minute versions suitable for 2-6 year olds, with the core of the plot or themes delivered in 120 seconds, and each with a clear ‘learn’.

Working with writer/animator/narrator Mole Hill and producer Ellen Solberg, we created versions of Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, Henry IV, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, and one joyous animation, The Glovemaker’s Son, imagining Shakespeare’s early childhood and an encounter with some travelling players …

Watch it on Hopster now.