Emma Boor of ‘Wild Boor Ideas’ (WBI) has a background in puppetry and clowning. She has been writing, making and performing puppet theatre for children for over ten years in the North East and now in Oxford.
She has developed a wide range of one-woman shows called ‘Little LITES ‘(Little Interactive Theatre Experiences) which introduce early years audiences and their families to the magic of theatre through puppetry, songs, gentle clowning and hands-on play. These sell-out shows have run weekly at Pegasus Theatre Oxford for three years entitled “Play The World”.
Emma’s WBI shows for 5 to 8-year-olds include, “Cinderella Green the Recycling Queen” (a two-hander with Hannah Rhodes) ‘Funky Monkey and the Juicy Fruits’ (commissioned by Primary Care Trusts in the North East with funding from Arts Council England), “The Abominable Snowman” and “The Grow Show”, both commissioned by Barefoot Books in 2011.
In 2012, WBI became a Pegasus Theatre supported company and Emma created the puppets and theatrical language for “Macamu”, the show that established her successful song-writing partnership with composer Hannah Rhodes.
Emma began adapting children’s books for the Theatre through the series “Betty Bumble’s Time Tumble” by Guy Bass, as part of Pegasus Theatre’s Funday Sunday project. Emma was then commissioned to write the script for “Winnie the Witch” (for a cast of four), starring in the title role to sell-out audiences in November 2012. Emma has just completed her first children’s book “Bin Goblins” released in September 2014 by Oxford University Press.