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Where’s My Igloo Gone? A new show touring from Autumn 2016

Where’s My Igloo Gone?

At the moment, we’re working on Where’s My Igloo Gone? Check out our trailer here.

“Oolik is an ordinary girl who goes on an extraordinary journey…Sitting in her igloo, a drop of water falls on Oolik’s head. Then another! Is her home melting? Join Oolik as she sets out on a journey to find help. On her way she meets some exciting friends –  including YOU!”

Where’s My Igloo Gone? creates a dazzling, icy world of soaring snow geese, pet husky dogs, starry nights and fishing adventures. And the kind of cold that makes your skin tingle! Travelling through snowstorms, across oceans and into our hearts, Oolik is not the kind of girl to give up on her quest…

A fun, participatory show intertwining action with evocative live music and song, staged in the round so everyone can see and take part.

We are collaborating with experts in climate change and social psychology – Professor David Hannah (University of Birmingham) and Dr Kris de Meyer (King’s College, London) to weave scientific knowledge into a compelling narrative with dynamic interactive activities, engaging audiences with climate change in a refreshing new way.

We want to show that when people work together – solving problems, thinking creatively – real change can happen!

The show is highly visual and the characters speak ‘iglooish’, a made up language – we will be consulting with experts to develop the show to appeal to deaf and ESL audiences.

Touring 2016/17. Get in touch with us for more information!

Supported by mac birmingham, Arts Council England, University of Birmingham, the CATH project.

Where’s My Igloo Gone? is part of…. The Igloo Project….

Igloo_ISANThe Igloo Project is grounded in science, powered by the imagination. It started as a captivating vision: an igloo in a summer landscape. We explored igloos and Inuit culture. We became interested in climate change. We decided we wanted to make exciting, innovative performance that would really get people thinking…

The project has 3 strands: Where’s My Igloo Gone?, a small-scale touring family show, which focuses on character and interactive storytelling; Ice People, an interactive walkabout; and Igloo, a larger-scale, multi-media experience housed in and around an off-grid igloo-like environment which glows like the Northern Lights!

On 5th December 2015, the Ice People appeared on the streets of Paris as part of ArtCOP 21  (More details here.)

 Cocoa and the Chocolate Drops (from Chocolate – The Cabaret!) appeared in KILN’s Dirty Grotto at Birmingham Rep on Wednesday 16th December!

Now, that was all fun….!

Caravania!

 

Caravania! is a playful, interactive experience for  people of all ages. It’s a micronation formed of a real-life old touring caravan and its awning! Children (aged 4 upwards) and their adults can join us in the caravan for a tour of Upper Caravania, where we play on the beach, journey into space, daydream a little and pay a trip to the chemical loo – which turns everything blue!

 Everyone else is invited to take part in a range of fun (and sometimes thought-provoking) activities in Lower Caravania (the awning), where you can design your own country and laws, colour in your own caravan, and vote on important matters of state! Oh, and there’s a quiz, too. Something for all ages.

After a fantastic run of ‘try-out’ dates at mac birmingham and Birmingham Hippodrome’s Six Summer Saturdays in summer 2013, we had a great tour, travelling to the National Theatre and our first rural touring gigs for Spot On. We were selected for the 2014 NRTF Showcase in York,  and trundled along to the RSC on September 6th this year. 

You can find a little trailer to give you a flavour here.

Supported by The University of Birmingham, mac birmingham, Arts Council England and Birmingham Hippodrome.

Chocolate –the Cabaret!

Pamela Raith Photography_Chocolate The Cabaret_003Chocolate. Mmmmm! Most of us have a meaningful relationship with it – passionate about our favourite bars, we buy it to say ‘thank you’, we treat ourselves to it, we drown our sorrows with it. Chocolate – the Cabaret! is a witty, darkly comic exploration of chocolate, the people who eat it and the people who make and sell it…

We were thrilled to receive a commission from the Selly Oak Arts Forum to make a ‘scratch’ of the show, which we presented at ArtSOAK 2014, then at West Yorkshire Playhouse (in association with Musical Theatre Network), and at PILOT Nights, mac birmingham. We’ve got a band, some cracking songs, and audiences get free chocolate! In development for touring in 2017/18. View the trailer here

Supported by Arts Council England, Selly Oak Arts Forum, mac birmingham, PILOT nights.

 

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