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A Strange New Space

November 2018

Did you know that Astronauts get taller in space? That our solar system is around 4.6 billion years old? Or that there are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all of the beaches on Earth?

Amira knows all of these things. She is completely obsessed with space and dreams of becoming an Astronaut. But one night, the bangs, whooshes and fizzes of her imagination explode right out of her dreams, becoming a deafening reality. In the darkness, Amira has to pack her bag for the intergalactic trip that she’s been waiting for…

A completely original one woman show without words, A Strange New Space melds physical theatre with stunning puppetry and original music. We travel on an imagined voyage into space, paralleled with Amira’s real-life journey as a refugee across continents, forming an unforgettable introduction to theatre for audiences of four years and older.

“Tessa Bide understands children in a way that can’t be taught.” Children’s Theatre Reviews

“An emotional rollercoaster…sparking curiosity and genuine wonder.” Curious Mum

“There is something magical about this solo production. Tessa Bide’s performance…captivates the audience from the start.” Female Arts ★★★★

Suitable for children aged 4 and older. Plus adults who want to explore space.

Winner – Primary Times Children’s Choice Award, Edinbdurgh Fringe 2017

Valley Arts are a group of volunteers committed to building a new performance space in the Chew Valley. This is an event in our Autumn Festival.

November 2018

Chew Valley School
Chew Lane
Chew Magna
BS40 8QB