0-5 Storytelling: The Adventures of Mangolina

0-5 Storytelling: The Adventures of Mangolina

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Mangolina wakes on the morning of the carnival to find she has lost her wings.

What happened to them? How will she ever find them?

Join Mangolina and a host of colourful characters on a magical quest to find her wings in the middle of the carnival celebrations and twirl to the ting, ping, ping of the steel pans.

The Adventures of Mangolina is a socially-distanced adventure for 0-5s and their families. Written by Malika Booker; set, props and costume design by Victoria Maytom; and developed by Discover Children’s Story Centre.

  • Duration 25 minutes.
  • For children aged 0-5. If you also have older children in your group they are welcome to attend with you.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your session time. Due to the immersive nature of these sessions we cannot admit latecomers.
  • Numbers in each session will be very limited to ensure there is plenty of space for everyone to safely enjoy the show.
  • Pre-booking is essential.
  • Find out more about our Coronavirus Policy.


Written by – Malika Booker

Malika Booker is an international writer whose work is steeped in anthropological research methodology and rooted in storytelling. Her writing spans poetry, theatre, monologue, installation, and education. Clients and organisations she has worked with include Arts Council England, BBC, British Council, Wellcome Trust, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Arvon, and Hampton Court Palace.

Set, Props and Costume Design – Victoria Maytom

Victoria is performance designer and theatre maker, with experience creating engaging and inspiring work. She has worked on numerous productions for young people ranging from sensory, interactive pieces for under 5s with Oily Cart to designing performances for teenagers exploring gender fluidity…and fish. She graduated with a First Class in Theatre Design from Rose Bruford, and in 2021 was a visual design finalist for the Evening Standard X TikTok Future Theatre Fund.

She is excited to work with Discover Children’s Story Centre to engage children beyond the classroom and use fairytales to promote understanding and inclusion.

Discover Story Builder Developers

Valentine Hanson and Marian Hoddy