Celeberating dyslexia with a song about putting your pants on back to front. Always a hit on a school visit! Thanks to the fabulous teachers at Thamesmead Primary School.
The Jumble Book
My first full length children's show. Supported by the Arts Council. Toured 2010. Nominated for Best Children's Show at The Brighton Fringe. Pictures by Ed Boxall. Music by Peter Coates. "There are moments when it reaches brilliant – poetry, story telling, and sheer charm emanating from the personal magic of Justin himself" Brighton Fringe Review. http://fringereview.co.uk/review/brighton-fringe/2010/the-jumble-book/
One Way Ticket
A spoken word theatre show exploring the UK child migration scandal of the 1950's. Produced by Papertale Productions with Half Moon Theatre. Co-written/performed by Rosemary Harris, Sophie Rose and Justin Coe. Toured the UK during 2014-2016. "The Poetry is Phenominal" Five Stars. https://childrenstheatrereviews.com/2014/05/05/one-way-ticket/
Are We Being Silly?
Are We Being Silly? was devised with directoral assistance from Queens Theatre, Hornchurch and toured Essex Libraries in the summer of 2016, with support from an Essex Arts Award. A fun interactive show exploring the power and beauty of word-play, I am intending to re-work this show for small scale touring in 2018. "It was a really good show, it got all the children involved and got them thinking about new words." Audience member. "It was funny and silly. I loved it when we made up Miss Bogiepants." Audience Member.
The Book Of Record Breaking Rhymes
Commissioned by Southend Libraries for The Summer Reading Challenge 2015, The Book Of Record Breaking Rhymes (originally Small Wonder Big Wow) was an interactive poetry performance exploring The Guinness Book of Records.
A twenty five minute coming-of-age spoken word narrative for adult audiences commissioned by Apples and Snakes for the Public Address III national tour in 2015. Photo by Suzi Corker.
Big Wow Small Wonder
Big Wow Small Wonder was an Arts Council funded spoken word show written and performed by Justin Coe, all about the wonders of being the smallest kid in school and his search for the Big Wow. Produced by Half Moon Theatre with design by Verity Quin and music by Peter Coates. It toured nationally in 2016 and 2017. "Epic and intimate at the same time. Brilliant!" Audience Member
My Creepy Crawly Story House
Originally commisioned by Southend Libraries for the Summer Reading Challenge 2013, My Creepy Crawly Story House was an interactive poetry extravaganza for young audiences. "Over the next hour, the children and I sat engrossed in Justin's unique mixture of raps, poems and songs about a whole series of undesirable bugs that had invaded his house in the woods. His clever use of repetition meant that even my toddler daughter got into the swing of things" Arts East Magazine.