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
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'A surreal journey of imagination... perfect for the age range it's aimed at.'
'Magically put together. The children are utterly spellbound.'
'Packed with invention and laughs... Inclusivity runs right through the piece.'
'Great physical theatre... a really welcoming, fun and exciting way into theatre for small children.'
'A microscopic world of epic adventure... with or without kids it's a howling delight.'
PREVIOUS TOUR DATES
Stockton - Arc
Huddersfield - Lawrence Batley Theatre
Bedford - Quarry Theatre
Cambridge - Cambridge Junction
Ely - Babylon Arts
Deptford, London - The Albany
Houghton Regis - Art Town
North Finchley, London - Arts Depot
Basingstoke - Proteus
Reading - South Street
Folkstone - Quarterhouse
Farnham - Farnham Maltings
Portsmouth - The Groundlings
Isle of Wight - Quay Arts
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.
Does your young person like a bit of preparation before arriving somewhere new? Check out our 'Welcome to SLIME Poster' - WELCOME TO SLIME.
If you or your young person would like to know exactly what happens in the show, reading our social story might help - WHAT TO EXPECT.
Audiences for SLIME sit on the floor, or specially designed blocks. Audiences are not socially distanced.
SLIME THE BOOK
SLIME has been turned into a book, written by Sam Caseley, illustrated by Shoo Rayner and commissioned and published by Kingston Press. You can pick up a copy at our shows, or online, to keep your SLIME journey going.
THE SLIME GARDENERS
In 2019 we developed 'The Gardeners' with Back To Ours, a piece of street theatre that travels into communities ahead of SLIME to create some noise around the show. Two Gardeners, take a miniature version of the SLIME set in a wheel barrow and a watering can full of music around town centres, shopping centres and libraries to engage local families. If you're a venue or organisation booking SLIME we'd love to talk about bringing The Gardeners to you - this is a great way to bring in new families.
SLUG CAT GILES
CATERPILLAR FINLAY MCGUIGAN
UNDERSTUDY/TECHNICAL STAGE MANAGER SOPHIE CLAY
UNDERSTUDY/ STAGE MANAGER SOPHIE COWARD
WRITER + COMPOSER SAM CASELEY
DIRECTOR RUBY THOMPSON
DESIGNER RŪTA IRBĪTE
DESIGN ASSISTANT QIANER JIN
LIGHTING DESIGNER JASON ADDISON
DEVELOPED WITH FINLAY MCGUIGAN, LUA BAIRSTOW AND EMILY BAIRSTOW
SIGN LANGUAGE CONSULTANT ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
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 supported by House. House is an initiative delivered by Farnham Maltings and supported by Arts Council England to improve the range, quality and scale of theatre presented across the south east of England.
SLIME is kindly supported by