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.
JAMBORÎ! - Family Fun on the High Street - is a Station to Sea event brought to you by Volcano Theatre and Coastal Housing and supported by Arts Council of Wales under the Ideas People Places programme. It is a weekend festival for all the family - packed with fun and creative things to do, see and discover. See volcanotheatre.co.uk for more info.
This production has been developed in partnership with The Trinity Centre, May Park Primary School, Integrate Bristol and Circomedia, funded by Arts Council England.
Devised by the company
Performer: Tessa Bide
Director/Dramaturg: Joe Wallace (R&D Direction/ Dramaturgy: Adam Fuller)
Co-Movement Directors: Laura Street & Bryn Thomas
Composer: Matt Huxley
Assistant Producer: Claire Crawford
Designer: Sarah Dicks
Lighting Designer: Joe Stathers
Production Assistant: Jemima Knight
Produced by Tessa Bide Productions