Welcome to our new show, Gulp!
We’ve had a great few months doing R&D on this – residencies at Arts Depot and mac birmingham, and a host of meetings with ‘watery’ experts and children aged 7-10! For a taster of where we’re at, check out:
Touring in Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020 – WATCH THIS SPACE FOR DETAILS!
Gulp! is an adventure about water…
Maya LOVES water! Swimming in the sea, splashing in her paddling pool, squirting her sister with a water pistol… But, one summer day, she gets sucked up the bathroom tap – SQUOOSH! – and along the water pipes! WHOOAAHHHH!
She gets spluttered out in a new land. A pair of shoes appears. It’s as if they’ve been waiting for her… She puts them on, and they start to walk! They take her on an exciting journey, whooshing through oceans, plunging into rivers and floating in clouds. She encounters a flood, a drought and fascinating people and creatures who live in and by water.
Maya begins to think again about water. How there can be too much, too little, or when it’s too dirty… And maybe, just maybe, she can do something to help. And that maybe we can help, too…
Onstage, there’s a paddling pool full of water, a water pistol fight (don’t get squirted!) and the mesmerizing sounds of an aquaphone, African mbira and hammered dulcimer. Plus a loopstation for us all to make watery sound effects and beatboxing rhythms – all created live during the show
Gulp! is an interactive story dripping with fun, unexpected twists and turns, and watery surprises. Following a child’s natural curiosity to find out and understand more about the world beyond their own life experience, it’s also a story about the beauty and challenges of water in an age of oil, plastic and climate change. A story about learning to care about the world, its people and its natural resources.