'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.
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