GOBBLEDEGOOK IN ASSOCIATION WITH MOKO DANCE PRESENT
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A magical and captivating dance experience for children and their families.

 

Taking inspiration from fairy tales, In A Deep Dark Wood is a fun and highly interactive show about a little girl who bravely ventures into a dark and mysterious wood. Encountering tempting trees to climb and beguiling creatures, the tale unfolds as the young audience help to create a magical world using shadow and light to guide the little girl through her bewitching adventure.

 

Following on from gobbledegook’s sell-out Planet of the Beetlebuns, In A Deep Dark Wood intertwines shadow play, interactive video and a thrilling fusion of contemporary dance and acrobatics making this an unmissable experience for ages 5+ and their families.

 

For those aged 2-5 years, we have a special tailor-made version entitled Deep In The Woods with all the same magical and interactive fun (….but all the scary bits taken out!). For more on gobbledegook’s productions visit www.gobbledegook.org.uk

 

Feedback:

 
“Some of the best theatre I’ve seen. Superb”
“Fabulous and creative”
“An incredible experience”
“Absolutely brilliant on all levels”
“One of the most imaginative and creative pieces of work I have seen in a long time”
“A fantastic show with brilliant dance and amazing technology”
“A wonderful introduction to contemporary dance as an art form, threading together child-like images that are sure to leave an impression on the young audience.” London Dance
“The children scrabble to take part in the interactive element of swooshing their hands over the ‘magic cushions’ that scrub out the graphic backgrounds. Kids of all age – here ranging from roughly two to nine years old – all want to be involved.” Artsdesk
“We were utterly captivated by the performance, brilliantly put together with expressive movement and fantastic effects” The Small Journalist

 
Developed at Chats Palace with children from Quayside and Spitfire Nursery in Ipswich and Kingsmead and Daubeney Primary School in Hackney, London. Supported by the Arts Council England.


Family activities

The show is accompanied by a programme of workshops and a practical Front of House craft activity for children and their grown-ups, available pre and post show. There will be opportunities to create an enchanting forest in the foyer by cutting out and decorating your very own woodland creature to hang on the trees. Also available will be participatory activities including a creative dance workshop exploring themes from the show or a shadow play workshop where children and grown-ups can have fun playing with light, shadow and film projection.


Learning Resource Pack

A Learning Resource Pack for Key Stage 1 teachers is now available. Please click here to download.

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Original idea: Frauke Franz and Sean Westgate
Devised by: The Company
Performed by: Olivia Quayle
Choreographed by: Olivia Quayle
Additional choreography by: Sandra Harnisch-Lacey
Music by: Mark Melville
Dramaturgy by: Frauke Franz
Creative AV technician: Michael Rodgers
Tour technician: Laurence Short
Software Design by: Sean Westgate

If you are a member of the media click here to get in touch.

AUTUMN 2013 TOUR DATES

Following its successful spring 2013 tour, In A Deep Dark Wood hits the road again. Please check with individual venues for more information on show times for both versions of the show and the accompanying family activities.

PAVILION DANCE, BOURNEMOUTH
29th September
11.30am & 3pm
Tickets: £5 (babes in arms free)
Box Office: 01202 203630
www.paviliondance.org.uk

 

CHATS PALACE, LONDON
5th October
11am, 2pm & 4pm
Tickets: £5
Box Office: 020 8533 0227
www.chatspalace.co.uk

 

LAKESIDE ARTS CENTRE, NOTTINGHAM
12th & 13th October
11am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm
Tickets: £7
Box Office: 0115 846 7777
www.lakesidearts.org.uk

SADLER’S WELLS, LONDON
26th, 27th October
11am, 1pm & 3pm
28th October
11am & 1pm
Tickets: £12 adults, £7 children
Box Office: 0844 412 4300
www.sadlerswells.com

 

ARC, STOCKTON ON TEES
31st October
10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm
Tickets: £6
Family tickets (4 people): £20
Box Office: 01642 525199
www.arconline.co.uk

 

DANCE CITY, NEWCASTLE
2nd November
11.30am & 3pm
Tickets: £6
Box Office: 0191 261 0505
www.dancecity.co.uk

COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE
9th November
10.30am, 12pm & 2pm
Tickets: £3.95
Box Office: 01206 500 900
www.colchesterartscentre.com

 

WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF
16th & 17th November
10am, 1pm & 3pm
Tickets: £6
Box Office: 029 2063 6464
www.wmc.org.uk

 

CIRCOMEDIA, BRISTOL
24th November
2pm & 4pm
25th November
4.30pm
Tickets: £5
Box Office: 0117 924 7615
www.circomedia.com