A Strange New Space


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 CentreMay 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.

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Teaser Video


Farnham Maltings

Sunday 8th October – 11:30am

The North Wall, Oxford

Sat 21st October – 2pm (with ‘Junk Puppets and Space Adventures’ workshop at 10:30am-12:30pm)

The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol

Tues 24th – Sat 28th October – 11am & 2pm

Story of Space Festival, Goa (India)

Sat 11th, Sun 12th, Sat 18th & Sun 19th November – times TBC

We will be releasing more dates very soon, so sign up to the mailing list to be the first to find out.


Relaxed Performance Materials

Over the tour we have several ‘relaxed performances’ which will see the show stripped back and performed in a way that is specifically accessible for children and young people with autism, learning disabilities and sensory and communication disorders AND their families.

To make sure you can enjoy our story to the fullest, we have created a few materials which might help you to understand and access the show before you arrive at the theatre.

Find our Social story here and our Timeline here!


Information for Bookers

Here is the downloadable venue pack for this production. For booking enquiries, please contact Tessa on admin@tessabide.com.

A Strange New Space Venue Pack

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