Perfect

The award-winning family theatre maker Tessa Bide (A Strange New Space, The Tap Dancing Mermaid) presents a beautiful new show for ages 5+ and their families featuring stunning puppetry, original live music and animation

31st May - 3rd Jun
11am & 2pm | £8 (£6 for groups of 20+, ages 2 and under go free)

“The exceptionally engaged young audience is testament to an engrossing show that is full of compassion and makes siblings of us all.”
★★★★ Guardian

A young boy waits for the birth of his new baby sister, his excitement bubbling over at the thought of a new playmate to race and chase with. He can’t wait to tell her all about the swifts which nest not far from the top window of their pointy house. It’s nearly time, she’s nearly here…

The touching story of a boy meeting his disabled sister for the first time, with stunning puppetry, original live music, animation and physical theatre from the award-winning Tessa Bide. An imaginative retelling of the book by Nicola Davies and Cathy Fisher, opening up the subject of disability for young audiences. Perfect is a remarkable story of anticipation and disappointment, acceptance and love, and the power of nature in all our lives.

“A very special show not to be missed.”
Primary Times on A Strange New Space

“Tessa Bide has a rare talent for accessing the inner vision of a child in such a natural way.”
Manchester’s Finest

“Tessa Bide understands children in a way that can’t be taught.”
Children’s Theatre Reviews

“The perfect example of a show where the adults are just as enthralled as the kids.”
★★★★ A Younger Theatre on The Tap Dancing Mermaid

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)
Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian
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