The Hunt 2014 finds a winner!

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of The Hunt!!

Winner of the Hunt 2014

Very well done to Philippa Sheldon (aged 6 from Todmorden) and her lovely family for winning The Hunt!

Thanks so much to the National Trust at Hardcastle Crags for hosting us for the final event at 10am on 21st June (cleverly revealed by Gran and Gramps through one of their old love letters…).

Special mention MUST go to the Sharpe family for coming to all 5 of our mini hunts. Close seconds were The Fishers and The Smiths. We loved meeting you – and everyone else who came!

Special thanks must also go to Mary, Campbell, Nikki, Matt and Sue. Many thanks also to all the staff who helped us at Barnsley Council, Calderdale Council, Dean Clough, Harrogate Council, Rotherham Council, Worsbrough Mill, Riverside Library, Knaresborough Castle, Yorkshire Youth and Music and the National Trust.
We couldn’t have done it without you all.

Everyone did spectacularly well and we’ve enjoyed every second of our contribution to @YFest2014. Yorkshire Festival 2014 is still going strong until the Tour de France arrives on 5th July – take a look at what’s still to come here.

Frolicked Treasure Hunt chosen for Yorkshire Festival 2014

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Frolicked is delighted to announce that we have been chosen to take part in Yorkshire Festival 2014
– a 100 day festival to celebrate the Grand Depart of the Tour de France, coming to Yorkshire for the first time this summer. The festival is also the first of its kind and features 47 events spanning 100 days until the Tour starts in July.

Frolicked’s The Hunt – a puppet-filled treasure hunt – will take place across five historical locations in Yorkshire. Each location will have its own mini treasure hunt. The prize at each of the first four hunts will include one quarter of a final clue that points to a final, fifth (secret!) location, and the chance to win a truly unique prize inspired by the Tour de France.

“Frolicked is delighted that our puppet-filled treasure hunt has been chosen as part of Yorkshire Festival 2014. We can’t wait to introduce the public to our ecclectic creatures and characters and we hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a tantalising event with a truly unique prize for the winner.”

Beka Haigh, Frolicked’s Director

We will announce details of The Hunt’s grand prize and further details very soon – watch this space!


It’s been a long and busy summer for everyone at Frolicked and our latest production (and newest ‘make’) has been keeping us busy well into autumn…

Frolicked is currently working on a brand new show called Rats! featuring a giant inflatable rat (made by a bunch of intrepid rats to get their revenge on their human counterparts). Here are some of the development shots of this inflatable piece of engineering…

Model mark 1 was made at the incredible Forkbeard Summer School – with the fantastic team of makers and performers from Forkbeard lending their advice, knowledge and assistance.

This much needed support gave me the confidence to make a larger, mark 2 version of the giant rat! Model mark 2 is double skinned, which means one of our performers can slip inside him (and produce surprises from within!).

We were invited to perform a 10 minute snippet of Rats… at Hatch Festival in September. Here’s what some of our lovely audience said:

Visually brilliant. Really original concept. Lovely streak of naughty, dark humour!

Really original idea and the giant rat is AMAZING!

Playful use of projection… Very darkly funny.

We’ll be developing the show over the coming months and we’ll keep you posted!