0-5 Storytelling: The Best Worst Day Ever

0-5 Storytelling: The Best Worst Day Ever

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Having the WORST DAY EVER?

Turn that frown upside down with this wiggling, hooting, roaring adventure based on the picture book by Sophy Henn.

Arthur is having the WORST DAY EVER. So he runs away – nearly to the end of the garden.  
But when it’s time to go home, Arthur’s journey back is full of surprises and he learns how to turn a stomp into a skip, a huff into a hoot and a roar into a song! 
Maybe Arthur’s day isn’t so bad after all…

  • Duration 25 minutes.
  • For children aged 0-5 and their caregivers.
  • Performance in our small, cosy storytelling space.
  • We ask that you remove your shoes and put them in the provided storage area before entering the space.


Based on the book by Sophy Henn

Directed by Naomi Cortes 

Original Design by Hannah Sharp 

Re-Design by Arkem Walton 

Developed by Discover Story Builders Joanna Hutt, Rachel Keeling-Vincent 

About Sophy Henn

Sophy Henn is an award-winning picture book author and illustrator with an MA in Illustration from the University of Brighton. She is the creator of the much-loved Bad Nana fiction series, the Pom Pom series, the Ted board book series and has recently created the non-fiction titles Lifesize and Lifesize Dinosaurs. Her debut picture book Where Bear? was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Sophy was the World Book Day Illustrator in 2015 and 2016. Her books are published throughout the world.   

About Naomi Cortes

Naomi Cortes is a theatremaker who has worked with the Young Vic, Donmar Warehouse, Kiln, Almeida and Graeae theatres.  As an arts education specialist she uses her P is for Poetry programme to engage over 600 pupils in Southwark schools. She also lectures in Applied Theatre.  Her first play for children, The Littlest Quirky, was shortlisted for the Brian Way Award.  She is excited to be back with Discover for The Best Worst Day Ever. 


The Best Worst Day Ever by Sophie Henn 

Published by Simon & Schuster, 2019