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

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

TOUR DATES

SLIME is touring in the Spring of 2021, Covid-19 allowing. More details to follow.

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 to keep your SLIME journey going.

To find out more about the book's brilliant illustrator, Shoo, visit his website - www.shoorayner.com

CREATIVES

WRITER + COMPOSER SAM CASELEY

DIRECTOR RUBY THOMPSON

DESIGNER RŪTA IRBĪTE

LIGHTING DESIGNER JASON ADDISON 

DEVELOPED WITH FINLAY MCGUIGAN AND EMILY BAIRSTOW

CAST

SLUG LUCY BAIRSTOW

CATERPILLAR FINLAY MCGUIGAN

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.

SLIME is kindly supported by

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