Curriculum for Excellence Resources

Rich with wonderfully imaginative storytelling and creative play, Potato Needs a Bath offers a unique introduction to the world of fruit and vegetables whilst offering an exciting new stimulus for a range of creative activities in the classroom. This production can support work in Health & Wellbeing, Literacy and Expressive Arts. Links could also be made to food journeys, supporting work in Social Studies.

Opportunities for learning and curriculum links

Health and Wellbeing

Together we enjoy handling, tasting, talking and learning about different foods, discovering ways in which eating and drinking may help us to grow and keep healthy.

HWB 0-30a

I am becoming aware of how cleanliness, hygiene and safety can affect health and wellbeing and I apply this knowledge in my everyday routines such as taking care of my teeth.

HWB 0-33a / HWB 1-33a



I enjoy exploring events and characters in stories and other texts and I use what I learn to invent my own, sharing these with others in imaginative ways.

LIT 0-09b / ENG 0-31a

Having explored the elements which writers use in different genres, I can use what I learn to create my own stories, poems and plays with interesting structures, characters and/or settings.

ENG 1-31a


Expressive Arts

I have the freedom to choose and explore how I can use my voice, movement, and expression in role play and drama.

EXA 0-12a / 0-12a

Class Stage
N-P1 (3-5yrs)
Curriculum Links
Expressive Arts
Health and Wellbeing
Literacy and English
Social Studies
Online (Microsoft Teams)
Duration: 55 minutes

The show will be live captioned on Sat 5 June at 14:00

Online (Microsoft Teams)
  • Tuesday 25 May* 9:15
  • Tuesday 25 May 10:25
  • Tuesday 25 May 11:35
  • Wednesday 26 May 9:15
  • Wednesday 26 May 10:25
  • Wednesday 26 May 11:35
  • Thursday 27 May 9:15
  • Thursday 27 May 10:25
  • Thursday 27 May 11:35
  • Friday 28 May 9:15
  • Friday 28 May 10:25
  • Friday 28 May 11:35
  • Monday 31 May 9:15
  • Monday 31 May 10:25
  • Monday 31 May 11:35
  • Tuesday 1 June 9:15
  • Tuesday 1 June 10:25
  • Tuesday 1 June 11:35
  • Wednesday 2 June 9:15
  • Wednesday 2 June 10:25
  • Wednesday 2 June 11:35
  • Thursday 3 June 9:15
  • Thursday 3 June 10:25
  • Thursday 3 June 11:35
  • Friday 4 June 9:15
  • Friday 4 June 10:25
  • Friday 4 June 11:35
  • *Schools performances
Online (Zoom)
Duration: 55 minutes

The show will be live captioned on Sat 5 June at 14:00

Online (Zoom)
  • Saturday 29 May* 14:00
  • Saturday 29 May 15:00
  • Saturday 29 May 16:00
  • Saturday 5 June 14:00
  • Saturday 5 June 15:00
  • Saturday 5 June 16:00
  • *Public performances

Potato has mud on his face.
Potato has mud in his ears.
Potato needs a bath (just don’t get soap in his eyes!)

There is going to be a party, and everyone is ready - except for Potato. Onion is practising his guitar, Aubergine is wearing her new necklace and Peach is bouncing on the bed with excitement. 

The problem is Potato needs a bath - but he has other ideas - because Potato loves mud!

Meet Maris Piper and her fruit and vegetable friends in this colourful  combination of live and pre-recorded performance based on the much loved theatre show, then join the fruit and vegetable party of the year live online.

Potato Needs a Bath (digital) is based on the original theatre show by Andy Manley & Shona Reppe and was commissioned by Theatre in Schools Scotland, a National Theatre of Scotland and Imaginate partnership.

Get ready for the party:
Children are encouraged to bring a fruit or vegetable friend to the party. Check out these video instructions in advance of the show so you can get ready for the vegetable party.

“The queen of Scottish children’s theatre” The List on Shona Reppe

“The children were highly motivated by the film, and looked forward excitedly to Potato’s party! The livestream party was great in that it was so personal and Maris Piper engaged really well with the children… and their vegetable and fruit guests!” Teacher, St Andrews Primary, Orkney

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