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.
Ards Puppet Festival, Newtownards, Northern Ireland
Monday 28th May: 1pm & 3pm
The Royal Albert Hall, London
Tuesday 29th May: 11am & 2pm
The SS Great Britain, Bristol – part of the Bristol Refugee Festival
Sunday 10th June: 11am (Relaxed Performance) & 2pm
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)
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Devised by the company
Performer: Tessa Bide or Laura Street
Director/Dramaturg: Joe Wallace (R&D Direction/ Dramaturgy: Adam Fuller)
Co-Movement Directors: Laura Street & Bryn Thomas
Composer: Matt Huxley
Assistant Producer: Claire Crawford
Designer: Sarah Dicks
Lighting Designer: Joe Stathers
Production Assistant: Jemima Knight
Produced by Tessa Bide Productions
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.
Here is the downloadable venue pack for this production. For booking enquiries, please contact Tessa on firstname.lastname@example.org.« Back to current shows