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Madame Kalamazoo

Madame Kalamazoo is back with the National Theatre

Kitty Underwood

By Kitty Underwood First Published 5 August 2020, Last Updated 5 August 2020

A mysterious visitor from the Blue Moon has been taking children on exciting and imaginative adventures, finding a special way to reach kids around the country, and now she’s back!

Starting from today, Madame Kalamazoo’s Magical Mail  will now be available to children, delivered via email by the National Theatre.

As National Theatre at Home concludes with the final streaming of Amadeus  and school summer holidays start, the National Theatre is excited to be sharing Madame Kalamazoo’s Magical Mail  for free from today.

The special thing about these daily, interactive stories is that they are set in children’s own homes, and feature the children themselves as the main characters. If they choose to, children can go a step further than simply reading their magical mail and can contribute artwork to help move the stories along in an act of collective storytelling with other children.

Families already receiving Madame Kalamazoo’s Magical Mail love their daily stories and one parent said:

“Madame Kalamazoo has been such a welcome distraction and breath of fresh air during lockdown. Every day my son wakes up asking if Madame Kalamazoo has sent a letter and he’s really thrilled when it arrives. Thank you, Madame Kalamazoo.”

Parents and guardians can send a message to Madame Kalamazoo inviting her to write to their children at madamekalamazoo.com or can find out more by visiting nationaltheatre.org.uk. Madame Kalamazoo will start sending her Magical Mail the next day and will send 19 email stories in total and you can choose whether to receive stories from her daily or at weekends.


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