Proteus in association with Scratch Built Productions presents

Conversations with Colin – the curious creature from another planet

Thursday 4th June 2020 - Thursday 23rd July 2020 10am


Join Colin and his friend Becky for this series of live storytelling and well-being events for children aged 3-7 years old, broadcast on Facebook Live every Thursday  (from 28/05) 

Colin is a small blue creature from another planet, curious about Earth and wanting to learn through stories; his best friend Becky will try to explain why Earth is a little bit different now. Becky will need the help of the young audience to answer Colin’s curious questions and make him feel a little less anxious about going to school, where he will be the only blue creature in the class….

The livestream events will continue every Thursday over the next month, encouraging viewers to interact with Colin and Becky. The youngest members of Proteus Youth Theatre will be suggesting story ideas at the beginning, but we hope a wider audience will begin to provide suggestions for stories in the coming weeks. There are lots of opportunities for children watching at home to respond and interact during the stream and also activities they can take part in after the session if they would like to be featured in the following week’s event!

The project is designed for parents and children to watch together, helping younger children express any anxieties they might have about returning to nursery or school, about how their world may be different now and beginning those conversations with parents and siblings.

We have collaborated with Scratchbuilt over the past five years on creating high quality work for the under-fives in the shape of our popular in-house Christmas shows. We wanted to create something that would help families at the moment who might be struggling to explain the changing situation to younger children and for those with commensurate learning disabilities.

Conversations with Colin  has been created by Proteus and Scratch Built Productions as a real-time COVID-19 digital response project for younger children and families and is free watch and participate.

To view this event

A Facebook live stream event every Thursday from 10am. The event will be live streamed from the Proteus Theatre Company FB page however we also hope to simulcast (technology willing!) across the Proteus Creation Space FB page and Scratch Built Productions FB page.

Make sure you like and follow our Proteus Theatre Company Facebook page to receive notifications. To view the event, navigate to our page and down to videos, the video should appear as soon as we go live, however sometimes you may need to refresh the page if you arrive slightly early.

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