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Strike A Light in Partnership with GL4 Festival


presented by Big Imaginations and Turned on It’s Head

Thu 22 March | 10:30am & 1pm*  [*SEN performance]
Fri 23 March | 10:30am* & 1pm    [*PMLD performance]
Sat 24 March | 10:30am, 1pm & 3pm
Matson Baptist Church, GL4 6LA
Tickets on sale 

Roll, squeeze and pop yourself through a new, squishy kind of family show with a funky 1970s soundtrack, including disco favourites The Hustle and Car Wash!
Have a boogie at the baby disco and enjoy playtime at the end!

“Children are like sponges. They absorb all your strength and leave you limp, but give them a squeeze and you get everything back. Jane Geldart

Dance company Turned On Its Head make exciting participatory theatre for early years, taking children on a creative journey, engaging audiences and encouraging lots of family interaction.
Everything in Sponge can be made with simple materials at home so there’s plenty more fun to be had after leaving the theatre.

“I was almost as excited as my son”
☆☆☆☆☆ Time Out London

“Imaginative, suggestive and open-ended visual and material play that really gets toddlers going –
the best kind of theatrical play session”.
Exeunt Magazine

Suitability: Ages 4 months – 4 years and their not-so-grown-ups

Duration: 40 mins plus 10 mins playtime / 70’s boogying!

You will need to take off your shoes for this performance so make sure you’re wearing some cosy socks!
We know how difficult it is to get little ones ready. Because we’re running 3 shows a day it’s really important that we start on time. We’d really appreciate it if you could try and arrive in plenty of time and we’ll have a space for early birds to sit and play beforehand.

*Everyone needs a ticket – little ones and adults too

Supported by The Spark Arts
With thanks to Curve and Z-arts
All Sponges provided by Sydney Heath


About PMLD & SEN shows:

We have 1 PMLD performance & 1 SEN show.

Whilst the performance works with a wide age range for PMLD audiences, our SEN performance is specifically tailored towards younger children under 5 years.
If you have any questions about these performances, please email ellie@strikealightfestival.org.uk

About the company:

Formed in 2010 the company exists to push the boundaries of participatory dance and theatre performance for children under 4 and their families. The company’s work is characterised by research phases where they engage with their audiences in exploring ideas and concepts for each piece of work.

Shiny toured nationally from 2013-2016, which included runs as Dance Umbrella first orbital tour in Oct 2014.

This year the company are researching two new projects, the touring show ‘Sponge’ and research into the neuroscience of play and interaction working with a Developmental Psychologist. The two projects exist side by side to inform and influence each other.

@turnedonitshead /@Bimaginations #spongetheshow



Please note:
Booking fees apply.
Doors will open approximately 10 minutes before.
Refunds will not be given in lieu of late arrivals.