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.
“Tessa Bide understands children in a way that can’t be taught.” Children’s Theatre Reviews
“The perfect example of a show where the adults are just as enthralled as the kids.” A Younger Theatre (on Tessa Bide’s The Tap Dancing Mermaid)
Original story by Tessa Bide
Devised by Tessa Bide, Adam Fuller, Laura Street, Bryn Thomas, Matt Huxley and Claire Crawford
Performed by: Tessa Bide
Directed by: Adam Fuller
Movement Directors: Laura Street & Bryn Thomas
Composer: Matt Huxley
Production Assistant: Claire Crawford
Designer & Costumes: Sarah Dicks
Artwork: Lydia Davies
Produced by Tessa Bide Productions
This is a seated event which takes place in The Chambers.
Age recommendation: 4+