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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

SLIME

'A MICROSCOPIC WORLD OF EPIC ADVENTURE'

THE GUARDIAN

THREE WEEKS

EDINBURGH49

THE STAGE

THEATRE BUBBLE

TOUR DATES

FEBRUARY

15TH - 16TH - SOUTHBANK CENTRE, IMAGINE FESTIVAL, LONDON - TICKETS

 

APRIL

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

 

MAY

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

ACCESSIBILITY

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.

SOCIAL STORY 

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

CAST

SLUG LUCY BAIRSTOW

CATERPILLAR FINLAY MCGUIGAN

CREATIVES

WRITER + COMPOSER SAM CASELEY

DIRECTOR RUBY THOMPSON

DESIGNER RUTA IRBITE

LIGHTING DESIGNER JASON ADDISON 

DEVELOPED WITH FINLAY MCGUIGAN AND EMILY BAIRSTOW