This season we start at the dawn of time, where we’ll meet ‘Ugg ‘n’ Ogg and The World’s First Dogg’. From there we’ll be going on a journey through the seasons and into the under world with ‘Pom’ and stopping off to make the world a little greener in ‘The Curious Garden’. We ask some big questions this season – discovering who we really are and what makes us special with ‘Charmane’ and ‘Same, Same But Different’.
UGG ‘N’ OGG AND THE WORLD’S FIRST DOGG BY FIDERI FIDERA
A very long time ago there were no dogs – there were wolves, but we didn’t like them and they didn’t like us. But then along came Ugg ‘n’ Ogg to pal up with the wolves, invent our best friend and save us all from a life of doglessness! Join our two intrepid Yorkshire hunter-gethers as they pal up with their mortal enemies, the wolves and despite flying meat bones, sabre-tooth tigers, time-travelling sticks and forest infernos, finally get to pat the world’s first Dogg.
Running time: 60 minutes | Ages: 4+
CHARMANE BY RAISED EYEBROW THEATRE
Piggin thinks that Charmane is a kitten because that’s what he sees on the outside but Charmane doesn’t feel like a kitten on the inside. Join the two best friends as they learn about themselves and hw to truly see each other. Charmane is a story about acceptance, courage and learning how to find your inner ROAR!
A subtle exploration in to gender for children and their families.
Running time: 40 minutes | Ages: 5+
A Big Imaginations Show
POM BY RUTHIE BOYCOTT-GARNET
Yellow petals, singing birds, soft grass beneath your feet; welcome to Spring. And here comes Pom: climber of trees, chaser of butterflies. Her lovely cheeky face makes her mum so happy and all is good. But what’s this door in the lush green grass? A visual and sensory exploration of the Greek Myth, Persephone, with music, moving images and puppetry that will inspire and delight children from weeks old, to full grown up adults.
Running time: 45 minutes | Ages: 0 – 4 years
Pom is a Big Imaginations Commission
COMMON LORE BY STUTE THEATRE
‘Common Lore’ is an award-winning show developed for young adult audiences aged 14 and over, featuring rap, spoken word, live projections and live electronic music. A modern take on fairy tales from all over the world, this unique and relevant new show sees traditional stories and modern life collide.
Meet Scarlet, as she reinvents the childhood stories told to her by her nan, makes sense of an increasingly challenging world and shapes her future path in her own unique way.
“It’s hard being young round here. Looking for a break, Trying to earn money, Wanting just to take my stake in the place that I live But the old ways just won’t give.”
PAY WHAT YOU THINK – This performance is priced on a Pay What You Decide basis, which means that tickets are available to book in advance as usual, but there is no obligation for you to pay until after you have seen the show. You can then decide on a price which you think is suitable based on your experience. Click here to find out more.
THE WHIRLYBIRD BY ECO DRAMA
In a cosy nest, two birds look skyward and get ready for their maiden flight. While flying comes easy for Bird, Whirlybird just can’t get the hang of it. After many failed attempts, inspiration is found in a very special flying seed. The Whirlybird is a funny, playful and moving piece of theatre from Scotland’s leading eco-friendly theatre company.
‘A delightful show… slips from hilarity to pathos with ease and keeps the children transfixed’ Lorna Irvine, The List
Running time: 35 minutes + Q &A + Play session (Total 50 mins) | Ages: 3 – 7 years
A Big Imaginations Show
SAME, SAME… BUT DIFFERENT BY SONIA SABRI COMPANY
A new family show, mixing Kathak, Hip Hop and contemporary dance, hints of live music and physical storytelling, to create a playful and colourful world, exploring our curiosities and fears. Three dancer – musicians conjure a magical atmosphere where we can celebrate our individuality, diversity and the bonds which connect us all.
Running time: 50 minutes | Ages: 5+
A Big Imaginations show
THE CURIOUS GARDEN BY MAKESHIFT ENSEMBLE
Join the Makeshift Ensemble as they bring to life New York Times’ award winning children’s book ‘The Curious Garden’, all about one boy’s quest for a greener world… a garden at a time. While out exploring one day, Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, grey city, transforming it into a lush green world. the Curious Garden is a plant tending adventure in full bloom for all the family!
Running time: 50 minutes |For ages 5+
WHEN ANOTHER DRAGON ROARS BY ALTERED SCALE + PETITE ULLALOOM
Alfie and his mum are going camping – to have some quality time. Alfie finds it hard to talk, his mum does too. They share stories about dragons – scary ones, angry ones, funny ones – and discover that emotions, like dragons are tricky beasts: sometimes they need to be tamed; sometimes they need to be released.
Running time: 60 minutes + Q&A session |For ages 5+