Storytelling and activities for children and their grown-ups to enjoy this Halloween as part of the Signal Fires national campaign.
“Overnight a small mysterious shed appears. The doors are opened, words and stories tumble out, music and laughter begins to fill the air and then, as if by magic – children start to arrive.”
Proteus resident Associate Artists, Scratch Built Productions present The Spooky Shed of Stories as part of Signal Fires – a national campaign to unite UK theatre touring companies in a time of crisis to return to the ‘original theatre’ – storytelling around fires – and to celebrate our fundamental need as humans to gather, tell stories and make sense of the world around us, so that we can collectively re-imagine the future.
Small family bubbles will be welcomed and guided to the Shed of stories by the Signal Fire in Proteus Creation Space’ spooky front garden*. This Halloween, the Shed of Stories will welcome families with younger children to embrace the art of traditional storytelling around a camp-fire with 40 minute session of interactive (yet socially distanced) fun, stories, games, craft and a Halloween themed trail/ scavenger hunt around the venue.
The Creation Space Cafe will also be open to ticket holders before and after the event, serving hot chocolate, pumpkin spiced lattes and cake!
*adults will be invited to add a piece of kindling to the fire as they pass – a gesture of support for touring theatre, to keep the fire alive.
About Signal Fires
During October and November, fires will light up across the UK with storytellers and audiences sharing in one of the original forms of theatre. The fires will signal the vibrancy of touring theatre, and the threat our industry continues to face.
From spectacular bonfires to digital blazes; the nation’s leading touring theatre companies will present a series of theatrical events at locations across the UK in celebration of our fundamental need to tell stories.
The companies will be working with hundreds of UK freelancers. Each fire will span different disciplines reflecting the breadth and diversity of the touring circuit
A huge THANK YOU to the Shed of Stories for completely charming our audiences!
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