Rehearsals are underway for a ‘sold-out’ theatre show coming to West Wiltshire, next month. Spurgeons Children’s Charity and its West Wiltshire Children’s Centre team are working with Travelling Light Theatre Company to present three performances of a sensory playground and theatre experience for local families with children aged 0-4 years.
Bristol-based Travelling Light, in association with Bristol Old Vic, is bringing its new early years show, Igloo, to White Horse Country Park, on Tuesday 4 February, 2020. The 30-minute show will play to babes in arms and accompanied pre-schoolers.
The show tells the story of sisters Ira and Sadie who wait… and wait… and wait for the winter’s first snow to arrive so they can build an igloo. But will the snow ever come… will the girls get what they want?
The award-winning Travelling Light specialises in creating moving stories for young audiences and their families. Featuring stripped-back sets and costumes, original music, song and movement, its productions are inventive and playful, exploring big themes and ideas with a lightness of touch and a depth of feeling that resonates with adults and children alike.
The theatre company fundraised to take Igloo on tour, provided it was made available to families free of charge. Spurgeons arranged the venue, which was generously offered by White Horse Country Park at a discounted rate.
Claire Wells, Senior Early Years Practitioner for Spurgeons said: “This is an exciting opportunity for our local families with babies and children to come along and join us for something really unusual and magical.
“This is not theatre just to sit back, sit still and watch – this is theatre you experience. The show is all based around play and sensory experiences. “Spurgeons is very active in providing services for local Wiltshire communities and we were particularly keen to encourage families who might not think theatre is for them to come along and join us” added Claire.