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Chrissie and the 
Skiddle Witch

A climate Change Musical

An original storytelling musical for ages 8+ from Geologise Theatre with "acres of heart" (audience member) and "a winning score and lyrics" (Newbury Today).

ON TOUR in 2024/2025
Watch this space foR tour dates!

British Theatre Guide

Starburst Magazine

Broadway World

“a delightful production that we strongly recommend”

Starburst Magazine

“There was a fair number of climate change plays this year including fifteen at the Edinburgh festival. My favourite was Chrissie and the Skiddle Witch”

British Theatre Guide
Reviewers' picks of 2023

“I wish the show could come to my school!”

Audience Member

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Chrissie Riley is a 13-year-old girl and a budding climate change campaigner, but her family just don’t get it! When a huge storm hits her seaside town of Skiddle, Chrissie reluctantly gets roped into helping a strange old lady. To Chrissie’s surprise, she finds an unlikely ally with a big secret.

Chrissie and the Skiddle Witch is a new musical storytelling show about climate change for ages 8+, written and performed by duo Geologise Theatre.

It is a warm and hopeful story about a family trying to adapt to a changing world and connect across generations.

The show has an educational element, with climate science embedded in the story and the songs. In our accompanying workshops, we connect young people with climate scientists to explore the science through drama.


What our audience said:

“It made me want to send a message to world leaders”

“I wish the show could come to my school!”


“Excellent, clearly explained the problem but also showed a passion for solutions”

"Amazing for the whole family"

"I loved the songs"

Chrissie and the Skiddle Witch was inspired by conversations with climate researchers. Climate Scientist Ben Clarke from World Weather Attribution, who was interviewed by the writers about his research on extreme weather, said:

"The science tells us that climate change is already affecting people in all sorts of ways right now. This play brings that scientific reality to life and helps us to explore how we deal with it together!"

Chrissie and the Skiddle Witch

With thanks to our 2024/25 tour funders


Our 2024/2025 tour of the show and accompanying workshops are funded by the Natural Environment Research Council via the Oxford DTP in Environmental Research. The tour will focus on widening participation in the Environmental Sciences.

Looking for more information about the show? This show brief show guide is intended to give audiences a bit more information on what to expect from the show at Edinburgh Fringe 2023. It is for anyone who would benefit from knowing more in advance of the show due to accessibility needs or for any other reason. Before you download it, please note that it contains some minor spoilers! If you would like any additional information please contact us using the form on this website.
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Previous supporters of the show

Our Offbeat Festival 2023 show was supported by Oxfordshire Country Council and is part of Oxfordshire Great Big Green Week


Our Edinburgh Fringe 2023 shows were supported by the Oxford NERC Doctoral Training Partnership in Environmental Research

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