A new play for children by Tessa Bide
WINNER OF THE EDINBURGH FRINGE PRIMARY TIMES CHILDREN’S CHOICE AWARD 2017
Did you know that Astronauts get taller in space? That our solar system is around 4.6 billion years old? Or that there are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all of the beaches on Earth?
Amira knows all of these things. She is completely obsessed with space and dreams of becoming an Astronaut. But one night, the bangs, whooshes and fizzes of her imagination explode right out of her dreams, becoming a deafening reality. In the darkness, Amira must leave her hometown to go on an adventure, to find a safe space. Hearing the words ‘space’ and ‘adventure’, Amira quickly packs her bag for the intergalactic trip she’s been waiting for…
A completely original one woman show without words, A Strange New Space melds physical theatre with stunning puppetry and original music. We travel on an imagined voyage into space, paralleled with Amira’s real-life journey as a refugee across continents, forming an unforgettable introduction to theatre for audiences of four years and older.
This production has been developed in partnership with The Trinity Centre, May Park Primary School, Integrate Bristol and Circomedia, funded by Arts Council England. Its national tour commenced in Easter 2017, and continues internationally in Autumn 2017 until the end of 2018.
On tour during Refugee Week:
The Hive, Shrewsbury
Thursday 21st June: 11am & 1.30pm
Glasshouse Arts Centre, Stourbridge
Friday 22nd June: 5pm
Migration Matters Festival, Sheffield
Saturday 23nd June: (Times TBC)
Grassington Festival, Skipton
Sunday 24nd June: (Times TBC)
|Date||21/06/2018 - 24/06/2018|
|Price||Contact venues for prices|