Illustration by Bryony Rees Warren

Co-produced by Wassail and Tall Tails Theatre 

Written by Nick White & Richard Young

Directed by Nick White

Design by Nancy Betton

Music by Nick Brace

Performed by Abby Young & Richard Young

Access and Inclusion Consultant: Lulu Nunn 

Sign consultant: Sonia Sansom, Regional Makaton Tutor

The Tale of the Charming Rat

A film for primary school children in Somerset

Cooper the rat is having a very strange day… Asha has been invited to an important event and it’s up to Cooper to get her there on time and ready to party! Will he pull it off without getting caught by Rats All Folks Exterminators? You and your household are invited to join in this epic adventure and help him along the way…

How to get the film 

A link to the 25 minute film is available on request for schools to watch untril the end of March. Email with the name of your school and year group and we’ll send you the link and an education pack.


Free for Schools in Somerset

We have been awarded funding from Arts Council England to deliver this project to schools for free.


We have worked with an Access and Inclusion Consultant and Makaton Sign Consultant to ensure high levels of access and ensure best practice in the making of this film with inclusive themes and language, audio-description, the use of sign by the characters and closed captions. 

Curriculum Links

As well as an opportunity to sing and dance along The Tale of the Charming Rat includes themes which encourage children to explore feelings, relationships and the differences between people. To facilitate further learning we’ll provide an education pack with discussion topics and engaging task ideas which support:

KS1 & KS2 Curriculum - English, Citizenship, Music, Geography.

EYFS Statutory Framework - communication and language, personal, social and emotional development, expressive arts and design. 

If you would like any of this information in an alternate format, please contact  or call 07745653840 



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