Being a slug is hard.
Everyone thinks you’re disgusting.
Slug and Caterpillar are starving, and the only leaf left in the garden is just out of reach. Slug thinks they should work together. Get the leaf, eat the leaf, play a game, be friends. Caterpillar has other ideas. Slugs are gross, they’re covered in slime and they have terrible taste in music.
Things get sticky.
Enter the undergrowth to SQUISH, SQUELCH and PLAY your way through this hilarious, surreal show for 2-5 years and their families, told with a handful of words and lots of SLIME.
AGE GUIDE: 2-5 YEARS
DURATION: 45 MINS + 15 MINS SLIME PLAY
'A microscopic world of epic adventure... with or without kids it's a howling delight.' THE GUARDIAN
'Packed with invention and laughs... Inclusivity runs right through the piece.' THE STAGE
'Great physical theatre... a really welcoming, fun and exciting way into theatre for small children.' THEATRE BUBBLE
'Magically put together. The children are utterly spellbound.' EDINBURGH49
'A surreal journey of imagination... perfect for the age range it's aimed at.' THREE WEEKS
A SQUISHY SQUELCHY SHOW FOR THE VERY YOUNG
'A MICROSCOPIC WORLD OF EPIC ADVENTURE'
15TH - 16TH - SOUTHBANK CENTRE, IMAGINE FESTIVAL, LONDON - TICKETS
1ST - 2ND- HULL CENTRAL LIBRARY, HULL - ON SALE SOON
4TH - OLDHAM LIBRARY, OLDHAM - TICKETS
7TH - SQUARE CHAPEL ARTS CENTRE, HALIFAX - TICKETS
11TH - LAWRENCE BATELEY THEATRE, HUDDERSFIELD - TICKETS
15TH - YORK THEATRE ROYAL, YORK - TICKETS
16TH - ASTLEY CHEETHAM GALLERY, STALYBRIDGE - TICKETS
18TH - BEDFORD SQUARE COMMUNITY CENTRE, HOUGHTON REGIS - ON SALE SOON
19TH - ARTS DEPOT, LONDON - TICKETS
23RD - CURVE, SLOUGH - TICKETS
25TH - STRATFORD CIRCUS, LONDON - TICKETS
26TH - CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION, CAMBRIDGE - TICKETS
28TH - THE ALBANY DEPTFORD LOUNGE, LONDON - TICKETS
2ND - ARC, STOCKTON - TICKETS
9TH - QUARTERHOUSE, FOLKSTONE - ON SALE SOON
10TH - PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL, PORTSMOUTH - TICKETS
16TH - BEDFORD QUARRY, BEDFORD - TICKETS
23RD - THE ALBANY CANADA WATER THEATRE, LONDON - TICKETS
26TH - 27TH - NORDEN FARM, MAIDENHEAD - ON SALE SOON
28TH - SOUTH STREET ARTS, READING - ON SALE SOON
29TH - FARNHAM MALTINGS, FARNHAM - ON SALE SOON
SLIME only has 12 words in it, and every word is spoken and signed by the characters in British Sign Language.
Every performance of SLIME is relaxed - the audience area is well lit, it's ok to come, go and make noise if you need to.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Does your young person like a bit of preparation before arriving somewhere new? Click here - WELCOME TO SLIME.
If you'd like to know exactly what happens, reading our social story might help - SOCIAL STORY.
Production Photography by Jerome Whittingham, Graham Hardy and Von Fox Productions.
SLIME was created in association with Hull Libraries and developed with children and staff at McMillan Nursery.
SLIME is kindly supported by
SLUG LUCY BAIRSTOW
CATERPILLAR FINLAY MCGUIGAN
WRITER + COMPOSER SAM CASELEY
DIRECTOR RUBY THOMPSON
DESIGNER RUTA IRBITE
LIGHTING DESIGNER JASON ADDISON
DEVELOPED WITH FINLAY MCGUIGAN AND EMILY BAIRSTOW