"Totally captivating immersive theatre"
CALL OF NATURE
outdoor theatre for families
Two expert fools take an audience on a site-responsive adventure in search of a rare egg. Join The Institute of Eggsperts and shape what happens during this field trip into the unknown. A performance that puts its young audience in the driving seat and responds to their decisions using character clowning, improvisation and puppetry. For Eggsperts age 5-8 and their grown-up assistants.
Devised and performed by Suzie Ferguson, Diane Thornton, Fergus Dunnet and Colin Moncrieff
Designed by Fergus Dunnet
Dramaturgy by Pauline Lynch
Photo by Jassy Earl
2016-2019: Dumfries&Galloway Arts Live, Edinburgh Science Festival, Lyth Arts Centre Family Festival, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Puppet Animation Scotland Festival, Woodend Barn, Barrhead Waterworks, Platform Easterhouse, Belville Community Garden, Mount Stuart, Castle Toward, Carradale woods
for audiences with complex learning needs
A classroom performance featuring character clowning, harmony singing, intensive interaction, suspense, and surprise. MESS is about turning an ordinary daily routine into an extraordinary adventure. MESS has been created in collaboration with Oaklands School, Edinburgh. MESS is touring schools across Scotland from September 2019 to April 2020 with support from Creative Scotland and EIS.
Devised and performed by Ben Winger (lead artist), Diane Thornton, Suzie Ferguson, Kerry Cleland, Ronan McMahon and Carmen Pieraccini
Music composed by John Kielty
Designed by Fergus Dunnet
Outside Eye Anna Newell
Co-deviser Lucy McGreal
Producer Sarah Gray
Photography by Mihaela Bodlovic
MESS was originally developed by Ben Winger and associates in collaboration with Mavisbank School, Airdrie
Thanks to National Theatre of Scotland
for venues and festivals
Recent projects include Are you going UP? for Edinburgh International Children's Festival Opening Weekend 2018 at the National Museum of Scotland. This accessible performance transformed ordinary journeys in lifts and on stairs into epic expeditions.
Devised and performed by Diane Thornton, Lucy McGreal and Emily Goodwin
Mudskippers Make Believe was a pilot project with Dunoon Burgh Hall in summer 2018, supported by Argyll&Bute Health and Wellbeing Fund. We created an introduction to theatre for the very young using visual performance, object manipulation and song. Our artists devised and performed Ruby and the Red Feather, a short play about the joy of being outdoors whatever the weather.
Devised and performed by Diane Thornton and Lucy McGreal