by Slot Machine Theatre
A magical winter story world for young imaginations and very brave hedgehogs.
It’s winter and Hog is really cold. They need somewhere cosy to snuggle up - but where?
This February half-term The Bright Foundation and Slot Machine Theatre invite you to come and explore a wonderful winter forest within our building, and help our hedgehog hero and their friends find somewhere warm to sleep.
In our specially designed SNUG space there are comfy corners to cosy up in, textures and sounds to explore, an original picture book to enjoy, and a delightful live storytelling performance.
Enjoy an outdoor animal trail around our pond (wellies advised!) and craft activities in the museum either prior to, or after the Storytelling performance.
Suitable for ages 0-4, older siblings welcome.
Running time SNUG 30 minutes.
The show will be presented in English but recordings of the story in Ukrainian, Polish, and Urdu are available.
Relaxed performance at 10:30 on Tuesday and 1:30 on Thursday
Relaxed Performances are provided for those who would benefit from a quieter environment with fewer people, including those with an Autistic Spectrum condition, sensory or communication needs, or a learning disability. Please let us know about any access needs when you book.
SNUG is a fully immersive show. Audiences enter a space where real trees, undulating hills, far reaching vistas, and a beautiful soundtrack instantly transport you to a magical forest, surrounded by the inviting textures and smells of a natural woodland. The 30-minute performance brings to life the book written specifically for this piece, a tale of a Hedgehog looking for a place to hibernate. It’s a story rooted in the natural world and a way for very young children to learn about the wildlife on their own doorsteps.
“My 1-year-old sat and watched entranced, and both my daughters loved climbing and exploring the setting”.
“What a fantastic immersive first theatre performance. Thank you”
About Slot Machine Theatre
Formed in 2006, Slot Machine are three Co-Artistic Directors Nick Tigg, Fiona Creese and Nicola Blackwell, Producer Emma Dolman, and Artistic Associate Isy Sharman. They make bold, contemporary work for audiences of all ages. Their work is interdisciplinary, always made collaboratively, and frequently with the input of children and young people. Their commercial productions are all lovingly-crafted adaptations of children’s books.