Wow, The Egg have pulled out all the stops in their Autumn line up of shows! Here’s a sneek peek at what’s lined up… for tickets head here! But hurry up, tickets sell out fast!

Peace at Last

Sat 21 & Sun 22 Sept

Ages 3 – 5

Based on the picture book by Jill Murphy

 

Mr Bear can’t sleep. Mrs Bear is snoring. So he goes to sleep in Baby Bear’s room. But Baby Bear is pretending to be an aeroplane. So he goes to sleep in the living room…

Olivier award-winning OperaUpClose team up with Gallions Primary School in Newham to create this new opera based on Jill Murphy’s much-loved picture book, which has been delighting families for generations. 

Performed in a new composition for three singers, accompanied by harp and woodwind.

Running time: approximately 30 minutes, followed by playtime.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Thu 26 — Sun 29 Sep

Ages 3-8

 

 

Based on the book by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, published by Walker Books Ltd.

Adapted by Barb Jungr and Peter Glanville

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt follows a family on an adventure of a lifetime – running down the grassy bank, wading through the cold river, squelching over the oozy mud, stumbling into the dark forest, then peering into a cave … what will they find??

Little Angel Theatre brings Michael Rosen’s thrilling and funny adventure to life in this entrancing puppetry production with music.

Muckers

Thu 3 — Sun 6 Oct

Ages 7+

 

 

Presented by the egg, Oxford Playhouse, Theatr Iolo and Conde Duque.

Do you remember when you stopped mucking about?

Created with an international ensemble, Muckers is a funny, magical, physical production. With original songs and a smattering of Spanish, this mischievous show asks what it takes to stand proud and be true to ourselves, and how we empower the next generation to do the same.

The Day I Fell Into a Book

Fri 11 – Sun 13 Oct

Ages 8+

Written and performed by

Lewis Gibson

 

“Welcome to The Institute. We conduct experiments into the power of imaginations. We want to know what happens to your mind when you read. We want to get inside your heads. It is all perfectly safe. Trust us.”

Using sound, intimate lighting and projection The Day I Fell into a Book takes its audience into a lost world of classic tales. Bit by bit, the fiction becomes reality as the stories seep into the room and our imaginations take over.

A binaural sound and theatre experience exploring the magic of reading and the creative vitality of young minds.

Touch

Fri 18 – Mon 21 Oct

Ages 4 months – 3 years

Touch is an improvised and interactive dance-show performed by four dancers and a DJ. Adults and children are offered the chance to watch, play and dance as the performers move delightfully and deftly to a live mixed music score.

A beautifully crafted, gentle and playful experience for adults and children that reaffirms the power of touch and dance in a digital age.

Youthquake

Tues 22- Fri 25 Oct

Ages 14+

Award-winning Zest Theatre uses words and opinions taken from conversations with 800 young people from across the country, to give voice to a generation often left unheard.

 

Part show, part TED Talk and part party, Youthquake takes you on an exhilarating journey through the hidden lives of Teen Britain and asks what it actually means to change the world.

Same Same…But Different

Sun 27 – Mon 28 Oct


Ages 5+

Mixing Kathak and contemporary dance, live music and physical storytelling, Same Same… But Different creates a playful and colourful world, exploring our curiosities and fears, the times we feel different and when we belong.

Three dancer-musicians conjure a magical atmosphere where we celebrate our individuality, diversity and the bonds which connect us all.

Alice in Wonderland


Tues 29 – Wed 30 Oct

Relaxed performance Wed 30th Oct at 11.30am
Any access patrons booking for our assisted performances are entitled to a concession
Ages 2 – 11

Don’t be late for this very important date!

Stunning dancing, much loved characters and super costumes bring the famous tale to life in this magical ballet production from the always popular Let’s All Dance.

Join Alice as she enters the curiouser and curiouser world of the White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts and Mad Hatter.


Photo opportunity with dancers after every show!

Upside Down

Thurs 31 Oct – Sun 3 Nov

Relaxed performance Fri 1st Nov at 3pm
Any access patrons booking for our assisted performances are entitled to a concession
Ages 2-5

In a production that quite literally breathes life into drawings on paper, Upside Down tells the story of two characters brought together by a missing cat.

What happens when two people who have previously lived in separate spaces and seen the world from different points of view are forced together for a common purpose? Perspectives and outlooks are turned upside down as these two strangers figure out how to share a space.

I Believe in Unicorns

Thurs 7 – Sun 10 Nov

Ages 5-11

 

Tomas hates school, hates books and hates stories. Stories are just for “Little Snotties”! He is happier clambering in the mountains like a goat or tobogganing with his Dad.

That is until the Unicorn Lady comes to town and reels him in with her irresistible magic tales. But then disaster strikes and puts everything that matters most in Tomas’s life in terrible danger…

Crowded

Tues 12 Nov
Signed performance Tue 12th of Nov at 7pm

Any access patrons booking for our assisted performances are entitled to a concession
Ages 13+

Developed in direct response to the growing number of teenagers in the UK struggling with their mental health, Crowded is a powerful funny and uncompromising story about the hidden desires and anxieties of young people which is presented in a striking, immersive spoken word style with the audience part of the action.

This production contains themes that some people may find distressing.

The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps

Sat 16 & Sun 17 Nov

Signed performance Sat 16 Nov at 3pm
Any access patrons booking for our assisted performances are entitled to a concession
Ages 7+

 

A gothic tale to make you shudder and laugh out loud! When 7-year-old Crispin de Quincy de Faversham Clumps inherits his ancestral home – Raddlesham Mumps, he finds himself with only an ancient butler for company. As Kenilworth begins to tell him about the bizarre and hilarious deaths of his eccentric ancestors, the story takes flight on darkly comic wings.

Celebrated poet and BBC broadcaster Murray Lachlan. Young stars in this compelling story with a brilliant musical score (by Arun Ghosh), which combines oodles of theatricality with a touch of exquisite silliness.

Rapunzel

Fri 6 Dec – Sun 12 Jan
Signed performance Fri 13th Dec at 7pm
Audio described performance Tue 17th Dec at 2pm
Relaxed performance Fri 3rd Jan at 3pm 

Any access patrons booking for our assisted performances are entitled to a concession

Ages 7+

by Annie Siddons
Directed by Nik Partridge

Let your hair down at the egg this Christmas and join us for a shining musical version of the classic fairy-tale, Rapunzel!

This is the story of an orphaned baby rescued by an eccentric herbalist who raises her as her own. However, this act of love comes with a price. When Rapunzel blossoms into an independent young woman, her mother confines her to a tower to protect her from the prying eyes of the world.

Rapunzel will need to call on all her strength, wit, patience, and determination to break free from the clutches of her overbearing mother and find her one true love.

Packed full of hair-larious comedy, songs, a magic pig and plenty of princes, this is one hair-raising theatre experience your family won’t want to miss this festive season!

Adapted by Annie Siddons (How Not To Live in Suburbia, Raymondo) and directed by Nik Partridge, whose previous work includes The Borrowers, Tobacco Factory 2019 and Snow Mouse, the egg 2016-2019.

A joyous show that makes the world seem a brighter, more brilliant place‘ Guardian

Wonderfully involving, witty and emotionally potent‘ Independent

‘Joyful, inspirational, wonderfully imaginative theatre for people of all ages‘ British Theatre Guide

(Reviews from previous production)

Squirrel

Sat 7 – Sun 29 Dec

Ages 6 months – 4 years

Squirrel loves a good acorn. But not all acorns are good. Some are downright second rate.

And Squirrel is fussy like that. Under the light of the winter sun, between the houses and the offices, and the rivers and the factories, Squirrel has buried their favourite acorn collection.
It’s easy to remember where; it’s under the third tree from the left.

Or was it the right?

Oh hang on a minute…

This is a story of new growth, with a sprinkling of snowy magic and puppetry mayhem as you would expect from the egg’s early years Christmas show.

Snow Mouse

Thurs 2 Jan – Sun 2 Feb

Ages 6 months – 4 years

 

 

 

Bath’s favourite mouse returns by popular demand for an incredible 5th year!

An enchanting winter’s tale for the very young

Winter has arrived and the woods are covered in white. A child hurries to put on their winter clothes so they can run outside and play in a sparkly new world.

Just when they are starting to feel a bit lonely they find a sleeping mouse buried under the soft white flakes. Sliding, tumbling and laughing, they explore the winter wonderland together and keep each other safe and warm from the winter freeze.

Come and join the two new friends on their adventures in a magical forest full of play, puppetry and music.