FOR P5 - P7 PUPILS
SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2019 / SPRING 2020
Mikey and Addie
Mikey is 10. A sunny boy. He lives alone with his mum. Mikey's mum has a secret. It is not well kept. Everyone knows it. Everyone except for Mikey.
Addie is a good girl. She doesn't tell lies. Her father makes sure of that. Addie tells the truth. It's what you have to do. Isn't it?
A visual storytelling performance for older primary classes about families and friendships, looking at the issues and choices we have growing up. It asks, how do you work out who you are when everything is changing? A beautiful and bittersweet show about coming to terms with the loss of childhood innocence and discovering one’s place in the world.
“…irresistible humour as well as a perceptive understanding of the issues and choices that are such a confusing part of growing up” The Herald
Audience size: 120
Running time: 50 mins
Space required: clear, uncarpeted, flat hall
Cost: £500 + VAT per day, two performances maximum
For dates please contact: TISS@imaginate.org.uk
INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS
Teachers and children will enjoy the performance without prior knowledge of the story but the information packs below help teachers prepare and link to classroom plans.
For two short films to show your class to prepare your class for a theatre experience in the school hall, one for you and one to show them, please see the RESOURCES section of our website.
About the performance
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Learning Themes and Curriculum for Excellence LinkS
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ABOUT THE COMPANY
Andy Manley is a theatre artist who specialises in creating performances for young audiences. He creates performances largely through devising, though has worked on several written projects and works with a number of trusted artists and collaborators to create his shows. He directs or performs depending on what feels right for the project. He started to make his own work in 2006. Before that he was an actor.
Andy's work tours extensively to UK and international venues and festivals. His work for young audiences includes: White, Martha, Kappa, The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk with Catherine Wheels Theatre Company; Potato Needs a Bath, HUFF with Shona Reppe; Little Light and My House with Starcatchers; Rudolf and Mikey and Addie with macrobert arts centre.
His directing credits include work for Catherine Wheels, Scottish Opera, Glyndebourne, macrobert arts centre, M6 Theatre Company, Polka Theatre, Barneteatret Vart (Norway), Theater o.N and Theater Junge Generation (Germany).
In 2012 he was awarded a Herald Archangel for his work in children’s theatre.
Robert Alan Evans
Robert Alan Evans is a writer, director and deviser working across the UK. He has written extensively for both young people and old including Kes, Caged, Pobby and Dingan, The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk, Kappa and The Voice Thief for Catherine Wheels Theatre Company; A Girl in a Car with a Man, Royal Court; The Dark, a thriller for teenagers; a radical retelling of Peter Pan and The Sleeping Beauties for Sherman Cymru and with Andy Manley Mikey and Addie for the London 2012 Festival.
Working with Barrowland Ballet he is co-creator of the dance shows Tiger and Tiger Tale which have gone on to tour internationally including to Japan, China and Egypt and his new dance show Little Red is about to premier at Tramway, Glasgow. He is also developing a new dance piece with international choreographer Javier de Frutos for National Theatre of Wales.
He is currently under commission to the Royal Court, The National Theatre Connections Festival, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company and is writing a comedy drama for Hartswood and BBC3.
He is winner of a TMA Award for Pobby and Dingan, A CATS award for The Voice Thiefand the Prix D’Orpheon, voted for by children in the South of France, for Pondlife (Simon la Gadouille in France). His children's work is published by Samuel French. For more information: www.nationaltheatreofrob.co.uk
Red Bridge Arts
Red Bridge Arts works with some of Scotland’s most exciting and experienced artists to develop, create and present performances for audiences of all ages. Since its inception in 2015 Red Bridge has worked with over 30 artists to create new work and tour existing work in Scotland, UK and internationally.
Productions include: Black Beauty, by Andy Manley, Andy Cannon and Shona Reppe in a co-production with Traverse Theatre; A Little Wilder by Andy Manley and Ian Cameron; Is this a Dagger; the Story of Macbeth by Andy Cannon; Night Light by Andy Manley and Teater Refleksion; Tales of a Grandson by Andy Cannon; Mikey and Addie by Andy Manley and Rob Evans; Anatomy of the Piano (for beginners)by Will Pickvance; Leaf by Niggle by Puppet State Theatre Company; Titus by Jan Sobrie, English version by Oliver Emanuel.
Presented by Red Bridge Arts
By Andy Manley and Robert Alan Evans
Design by Shona Reppe
Sound design by Danny Krass