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Les Aventures de Lapin
The Adventures of Rabbit

LANGUAGE:French

SUITABLE FOR:7-11 year olds

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Chantons! Practise the songs with your pupils. A video of Moi, j'adore les bananes is above and you can find the other three songs on our YouTube channel, as well clips from the show and interviews.

Les Aventures de Lapin is a theatrical production based on folktales from the French-speaking Caribbean and is performed in simple French for 7-11 year olds.

On the Island of Paradise, trickster Lapin and his not-so-bright friends Éléphant, Cheval and Tigre try to outdo each other to win the hand of the delectable Mademoiselle Christelle. Who will be the strongest, fastest and bravest animal on the island?
 

Key Points

  • The storytelling style is very physical and uses live action, puppetry, shadow play and very catchy songs set against a vibrant and colourful background.
  • The production incorporates simple French vocabulary, including numbers, colours, fruit, weather, animals, etc.
  • An education pack which includes a synopsis, music and lyrics, as well as a range of activities, is available before the show to enable teachers to prepare their pupils so that they gain maximum benefit from the performance.
  • This show has been specifically designed to be performed in school halls and not on a stage.
  • Les Aventures de Lapin is based on a group of animal stories from the French-speaking Caribbean. These tales would have been told by African slaves to entertain one another and survive the hardships of life under their colonial masters. Similar to the Jamaican Anancy (Anansi) stories, the character of Lapin represents the underdog, the black slave, who has to use his wit and cunning to stand up to the bigger animals – Cheval, Tigre and Elephant who represent the white, colonial interloper. A synopsis of each of the stories we used can be found, alongside language activities, on the Linked Into Languages website.

    As a follow up Les Aventures de Lapin is a perfect vehicle for starting an exploration of issues around slavery with younger pupils during Black History Month in October.


'Fantastic, accessible by all abilities in different ways. Children engaged and motivated throughout. A fabulous resource for schools.'
Teacher, Wallsend Jubilee Primary School

Clips and songs from the show can be seen on TSF’s channel on YouTube.

For more information and bookings, please contact Sue Maltby at TSF on 01434 603114  or email sue@tsf.org.uk

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Resource Materials:DOWNLOAD

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