A new multi-media musical puppet show for children based on the discoveries and stories of historical STEM women who fought against the odds to pursue their flair for scientific enquiry.

HMDT Music presents JINA and the STEM Sisters: A musical puppet show

Schools performances:

Thursday 31 March | 10.30am and 1.15pm
Friday 01 April | 10.30am and 1.15pm
Britten Studio, Snape Maltings
Price | £5.00

Join us for a workshop before or after the performance on both days:

10.15am - 11.10am Workshop 1 (you can attend the 1.15pm show)
11.45am - 12.40pm Workshop 2
(you can attend the 10.30am or 1.15pm show)
1.30pm - 2.25pm Workshop 3
(you can attend the 10.30am show)

Peter Pears Recital Room, Snape Maltings
Price | £2.50
Teachers/Guardians accompanying children | Free

Enjoy a free addition to your day with one of our free Snape Discovery Sessions.

The history of Snape and its links to the pioneering physician, political campaigner and suffragette, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.

Children will step back in time to explore the history of Snape Maltings and the different people who have worked and played here. An engaging, historical tour will visit Snape Maltings Concert Hall; discovering its musical and industrial past, and it links with Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first woman to gain a medical qualification in Britain. Children will have the chance to explore historical collections and evidence to learn more about the history of Snape Maltings and the history of Elizabeth Garret Anderson.

Please call the Box Office on 01728 687110 to reserve your tickets and book your place in the workshops.


Photography © Clive Barda

Rachel Barnett-Jones Writer
Jenny Gould Composer
Clare Whistler Director
Sophia Lovell Smith Designer

Join lost budding scientist Jina on her adventure home, empowered by some of history’s super-STEM women. Digital-coder Ada Lovelace, glamorous inventor Hedy Lamarr, ‘radiating’ Marie Curie and pioneering astronaut Mae Jemison are amongst those offering Jina scientific gifts of curiosity, courage, creativity, persistence and open-mindedness, to help her find her way and follow her dreams to become a scientist!

The artistry and craft reach the outer pinnacles of brilliance.

The Reviews Hub

This new multi-media musical puppet show for children is based on the discoveries and stories of historical STEM women who fought against the odds to pursue their flair for scientific enquiry, but were often unacknowledged for their discoveries and frequently encountered discrimination and prejudice along the way.

From rap to Motown, jazz, opera and musical theatre, this “expertly crafted, highly imaginative” (Opera Magazine) and “ingeniously presented puppetry” (London Living Large) musical created and performed by an all-female team, will entertain and inspire children and adults alike!

Ages 8+.

STEM Sisters has inspired us to never give up on something if you believe it will work!

Year 5 students

Jina and the STEM Sisters is supported by an extensive primary schools’ education project STEM Sisters aimed at KS2 students. It offers schools interactive science workshops: exploring the world of palaeontologist Mary Anning or discovering x-raying materials and crystallography, alongside a bank of online cross-curricular teaching resources in the Education Zone.

JINA and the STEM Sisters is kindly sponsored by Allies Computing.