interactive performances

TENTERHOOKS


"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

 

2016-2018: 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.

MUDSKIPPERS MAKE BELIEVE

for under 5s & their grown-ups

A pilot project with Dunoon Burgh Hall in summer 2018, supported by Argyll&Bute Health and Wellbeing Fund. 

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

 

SITE-SPECIFIC PROJECTS

for venues and festivals

We created "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 extra-ordinary adventures.

Devised and performed by Diane Thornton, Lucy McGreal and Emily Goodwin

 

We created the Elf&Hasty construction clown duo for Dunoon Burgh Hall's refurbishment celebrations. We also facilitated "15 seconds of fame" pop-up theatre with young people for the Hall's Andy Warhol exhibition.