16 - 31 December 2011 / 19:00, 12:00
Silk Street Theatre


Children under 16 come half price
Groups of 10 or more save 20%

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'This is a joyous show about finding yourself and the things that you love, retaining the wonder of life as you move from childhood into the adult world, and remembering what it felt like to be a child. An exhilarating family show, and a mischievous life lesson for all ages.' The Guardian ****

Set your imagination free with this celebratory show.

In an enchanting new presentation for families, a riot of dance, puppetry and music takes us on a spectacular journey through the magic and mayhem of growing up. Bursting with energy and evocative movement, objects come to life and characters discover their mojo, igniting visual transformations devised by the award-winning team of Arthur Pita and Sue Buckmaster. A dynamic ensemble, including pulsating percussionist Adriano Adewale and singer and trumpeter Leo Altarelli, enliven this extraordinary world.

Watch more rehearsal footage to see what's in store and an interview with director Sue Buckmaster.

Renowned for creating high-quality theatre for young people, Theatre-Rites makes a welcome return to the Barbican this Christmas after the success of The Thought That Counts in 2005.

'There's kinetic dancing, gloriously nonsensical songs and pin-sharp musicianship: a glowing eruption of freewheeling fun.' Time Out ****

Performance times: 12.00 and 19.00 (see booking info for full times)
Running time: Approx 80 mins / no interval

For all the family
Particularly suited to those aged over five and inquisitive adults

Director Sue Buckmaster
Co-director and Choreographer Arthur Pita
Composition Adriano Adewale and Leo Altarelli
Set and Lighting Design Peter Mumford
Puppetry Design Michael Fowkes
Music Director Keith Clouston
Costume Designer Suzy Peters

Co-produced by the Barbican, Theatre-Rites and Salzburg Festival

World Premiere

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