Make Do & Mend

`Make Do & Mend

Show Dates: 27 February 2023 - 26 May 2023

Red Earth Theatre

In association with

the University of Nottingham 


Make Do and Mend

Recommended for children 7 – 11 years.

A place that can heal and hold you safe. 

A mysterious shop you never knew existed. It pops up exactly when you need it.

Inside are the Makers and Menders. As they work, they joke and sing, play music and tell stories. If you listen hard, you just might hear your story, or one quite like it.

The Make Do and Mend Shop is a place where things get mended and every object brought in for repair has a story to tell. Some are practical everyday tales, some are puzzles and some are curiosities. Other stories take you on a journey and at the end you’re not the same person you were at the beginning. An object is mended and you’ve been changed.

Make Do and Mend captures a bespoke live performance on camera. Integrating music, song, puppetry and creative captions, the show presents a wealth of characters to beguile audiences. Funny, uplifting and lively, with some sad bits too, Make Do and Mend celebrates the power of stories to help and to heal. 

Make Do and Mend – meet the cast and see some of our work in progress:

Digital Access to a Show High on Theatrical Wonder

Tour Dates

Digital Access to Theatre for Children - February 2023

Mon 27 February 2023 | 10.00

Online access for participating schools

Contact: For more information email:


Dan Willis – Performer
Gemma Caseley-Kirk – Performer
Jamie Rutherford – Performer/Musician
Rosie Rutherford – Performer/Musician

Laura Stone – Stage Manager

Creative and Production Team

Laura McEwen – Designer
Alex Stafford – Lighting Designer
James Cook – Sound Designer
Composers – Jamie and Rosie Rutherford
Sean Myatt – Puppetry Director
Rachel Bunce – Vision Mixer
Laura Stone – Design Assistant
Robert Moore – Video Maker and roving camera operator
Dominic Mallin and Laura McEwen – Creative Captions
Alex Stafford – Producer
Tim Brierley – Set Maker
Duncan McFarlane – Website