Slug playing with slime
Slug playing with slime

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Slug and Caterpillar, hands in the air
Slug and Caterpillar, hands in the air

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Slug jumping
Slug jumping

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Slug playing with slime
Slug playing with slime

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SLIME

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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THREE WEEKS

'A surreal journey of imagination... perfect for the age range it's aimed at.' 

EDINBURGH49

'Magically put together. The children are utterly spellbound.' 

THE STAGE

'Packed with invention and laughs... Inclusivity runs right through the piece.' 

THEATRE BUBBLE

'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.'   

THE GUARDIAN

TOUR DATES

Sat 26th March

Stockton - Arc - Book here

 

Mon 28th March

Huddersfield - Lawrence Batley Theatre - Tickets soon

 

Sat 2nd April

Bedford - Quarry Theatre - Book here

 

Sun 3rd April

Cambridge - Cambridge Junction - Book here

 

Mon 4th April

Ely - Babylon Arts - Tickets soon

 

Wed 6th

Deptford, London - The Albany - Tickets soon

 

Thurs 7th April

Deptford, London - The Albany - Tickets soon

 

Fri 8th April

Bedfordshire - Full House - Tickets soon

 

Sun 10th April

North Finchley, London - Arts Depot - Book here

 

Tues 12th April

Basingstoke - Proteus - Tickets soon

 

Wed 13th April

Reading - South Street - Book here

 

Thurs 14th April

Faversham - Alexander Centre - Tickets soon

 

Fri 15th April

Medway - Gillingham Glassbox - Tickets soon

 

Sat 16th April

Folkstone - Quarterhouse - Tickets soon

 

Fri 22nd April

Farnham - Farnham Maltings - Tickets soon

 

Sat 23rd April

Portsmouth - The Groundlings - Tickets soon

 

Sun 24th April

Isle of Wight - Quay Theatre - Tickets 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.

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 - SOCIAL STORY

The Slime book cover held by a young child

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.

FIND OUT MORE HERE                     

CREATIVES

WRITER + COMPOSER SAM CASELEY

DIRECTOR RUBY THOMPSON

DESIGNER RŪTA IRBĪTE

LIGHTING DESIGNER JASON ADDISON 

DEVELOPED WITH FINLAY MCGUIGAN AND EMILY BAIRSTOW

SIGN LANGUAGE CONSULTANT ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

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.

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.

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SLIME is kindly supported by

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