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 every night 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’s Mother tells her that they must leave their hometown to go on an adventure together, to find a new home: a safe space. Hearing the words ‘space’ and ‘adventure’ among the chaos, 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 will meld physical theatre with stunning puppetry and original music. You will be taken on an imagined voyage into space, which is paralleled with Amira’s real-life journey as a refugee across continents, forming an unforgettable introduction to theatre for audience of three years and older.
Tessa Bide’s A Strange New Space is the winner of the Edinburgh Fringe Primary Times Childrens Choice Award. Supported by Black Country Touring this show has been selected for the programme by students of the Glasshouse College as part of the Young Promoters scheme.
Age Range: 3 years +
Cost: £6 (Children under 5’s go free)
Venue: Glasshouse Arts Centre
Telephone: 01384 399433