A Strange New Space

Tessa Bide presents a brand new children's show about imagination, the universe, refugees and what it takes to become an astronaut, for ages 4-10 and their families

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  • Tuesday, 24th October 2017
  • Wednesday, 25th October 2017
  • Thursday, 26th October 2017
  • Friday, 27th October 2017
  • Saturday, 28th October 2017
24th Oct - 28th Oct
11am & 2pm | £8 (£6 for groups of 20+, under 3s go free)

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.

“There is something magical about this solo production.”
★★★★ Female Arts

“An emotional rollercoaster… what an inspiring production this is.”
Curious Mum

“A very lovely show not just about the journey and adventures of a refugee child but about the brilliance of the imagination.”
Weston Super Mum

“Lovely audience interaction and excellent comic timing.”
Children’s Theatre Reviews

Photos by Paul Blakemore
Illustration by Lydia Davies

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