The Girl And The Shoes

Valise Noire's debut show to sell out audiences

An enchanting children’s fairytale written and produced by Valise Noire

This tale transports the audience from the rural countryside of France to vibrant Paris in a world of glamour and beautiful shoes through a magical story of love, courage and understanding. A contemporary piece of storytelling for children combined with the visual arts make this a unique show that will capture imaginations by exploring what happens when you put on magical shoes. 

The show toured Dorset schools, theatres and communities with Artsreach, Created a site specific performance for Sting in The Tail Storytelling Festival at Upton County House and performed to sell out audiences at Lighthouse Poole


Explore the stories behind the shoes we wear, create new stories and transform old shoes into story shoes.

Participants were required to bring a special pair of their own shoes to share shoe stories.The workshop will be a wonderful day of bringing people together in an informal way, making, telling and sharing.  The workshop is sponsored by Oxfam who donated old shoes and books for this project. We began with working with the Priest's House Museum Wimborne shoe collection for inspiration and research.

Killer Heels - The Adult Version

An accompanying adult show to The Girl and The Shoes, which explores the darker side of this new fantastical tale with humorous twists. The show unfurls contrasting worlds of beauty, innocence and glamour with lust, obsession and pain in the alluring setting of Paris.

A contemporary piece of storytelling combined with the visual arts make this a unique performance that will capture your imagination. What really happens if you desire to put on those sexy Parisian shoes?

Illustrations for the performance by Hazel Evans and an entire new musical soundtrack created by Momo:Tempo

Thank you to Southwest Packaging who provided all the boxes for the shows

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