World renowned immersive theatre company Punchdrunk makes its first ever foray to Scotland with a comprehensively startling piece of work, Small Wonders, as part of the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival.
The Almeida Theatre was named London Theatre of the Year at The Stage Awards 2018, the second time the venue has won in the category.
The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival kicked off in splendid form this year, with an opening weekend of unusual and quirky offerings at the national Museum of Scotland. This is of course the festival we have known as Imaginate for the last 25 years or so, the purveyors of quality theatre for young people – and nothing has changed in terms of innovation and attention to detail.
Ground-breaking: Anarchic, clever and hinting of ritual, Greg Sinclair’s experiment with the theatrical performance of improvised live music with young people, As the Crow Flies, is a strangely calming experience.
Noel Jordon joins Imaginate as Festival Director
Imaginate, the creative development organisation for children’s theatre, has announced that Noel Jordon will join the company in the newly created role of Festival Director.
Guest review by Charlie Tonner:
Bounce is different because it’s in a Bouncy Castle. I have never seen a show where you can bounce. I liked being able to jump.
✭✭✭✭✩ A bigger splash:
Diving into a world she makes so real that you can’t tell where her story ends and reality begins, Alice Mary Cooper tells the tale of Elizabeth Moncello – creator of the Butterfly stroke.