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A Tangled Feet and Half Moon co-production for 2-7s
A moving and uplifting show inspired by the experience of young carers
Joe and Ella are a great team – they make each other laugh, help each other out and tackle all the chores their busy lives throw at them. But one morning things begin to change when Joe gets all tangled up and Ella has to do things alone. What will Ella do now? Will she be able to continue as before, or will it all get too much? If only she had a little help…
Based on the experiences of young carers, the piece explores what it means to look after someone else when you are young. In a playful and immersive space, the young audience will help the performers look after each other, stepping into the shoes of young carers.
Need a Little Help is a deeply moving and joyfully uplifting piece of interactive and physical theatre from award winning ensemble Tangled Feet, working in partnership with children’s theatre specialists, Half Moon.
This is a reworked version of the production that toured nationally in 2015, which was reconfigured for a tour in 2019 to be performed both in venues and in non-traditional venues, including community, libraries and school settings.
We have a range of images and other assets available to promote the show, including a trailer and video content. Please download by using the following links:
Show trailer: https://vimeo.com/246141160
Video interview with Nathan Curry: https://vimeo.com/157324255
Performance lasts for 40 minutes followed by an informal play session.
“A cohesive, innovative, involving piece of storytelling.”
Children’s Theatre Review
“Rarely is children’s theatre as profound whilst joyously riveting as Need a Little Help.”
“A wonderful production full of heart and carrying a really important message! Beautifully put together!”
“A really extraordinary performance -an important show. Very emotional and perfectly pitched to the audience. Fantastic and faultless.”
This show is available on request only for a series of consecutive gigs in one venue in the UK or overseas, or as part of a wider series of dates across schools/community venues etc. managed by one promoter/organisation.
Note the company tours all equipment that is required and is as a result self-sufficient. No black out required. All information is as above except “Get-In” which is simpler at 1 hour before the first performance from when entering the empty space. Note that the van takes 45 minutes to unpack in addition.
On request. Please enquire.
Please note that any fees are subject to a small additional supplement if your venue makes a compulsory contra to us for your costs at the contracting stage (e.g. credit card/box office; get-in/out; marketing/brochure contributions).
For school audiences, the production is accompanied a Learning Resource and DVD for Primary Schools to talk about Young Carers in the classroom. Using filmed extracts, teachers are given written and practical activities for their students placing them in the shoes of Young Carers and encouraging them to use empathy, understanding when talking about the issue. Originally commissioned by West Sussex Council Young Carers Service. Please enquire for further information. In addition, Tangled Feet and Half Moon can offer bespoke workshops for groups on the themes of the performance or on the creation of original theatre.
For more details on this, please contact:
Chris Elwell on 0207 709 8902 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Luffman on 020 7709 8901 / email@example.com