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The makers of The Tap Dancing Mermaid present an enchanting, intergalactic space adventure for ages 4+ and their families, winner of The Primary Times’ Children’s Choice Award


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.

A Strange New Space is presented by Tiny & Tall Productions (formerly Tessa Bide Productions), makers of hit family theatre shows The Tap Dancing Mermaid, The Detective Dog and The Selfish Giant.

WINNER – The Primary Times’ Children’s Choice Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017

“This is 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

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

“An emotional rollercoaster…sparking curiosity and genuine wonder.”
Curious Mum

“There is something magical about this solo production. Tessa Bide’s performance…captivates the audience from the start.”
★★★★ Female Arts

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

  • Dates: Sun 26th - Tue 28th May 2024
  • Show time: 11am & 2pm (no 11am on Sunday)
  • Tickets: £10 (ages 2 and under go free)
  • Running Time: 45 minutes (no interval)
  • Suitable for: Made for ages 6-10 but suitable for ages 4+
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  • Running Time: 45 minutes (no interval)
  • Suitable for: Made for ages 6-10 but suitable for ages 4+
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