FOR P4 - P6 PUPILS
4 - 14 NOVEMBER 2019
A comic clowning adventure with no words
Slug is munching through your prize winning cabbages eating your roses and leaving slimy trails all over the lawn.
Slug is taking over your thoughts and tormenting your dreams.
Slug needs to be stopped.
Slug doesn't care!
The story of a proud gardener, desperately trying to protect his perfect patch of land from a rampaging slug who’s trying to protect her family. Slug looks at issues around borders, getting along with our neighbours and ultimately sharing our world.
Age suitability: P4-P6
Audience size: 120
Space required: Performed in a clear school hall 5m x 5m x 2.5m
Cost: £500 + VAT per day, 2 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.
INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
The performance is 50 minutes long with two clowning performers and a sound artist on stage. They will tell the story through movement, physical comedy and sound.
The pupils will sit in front of the set on stools and chairs.
CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE
Participation in arts education projects such as this helps schools to deliver the Curriculum for Excellence by encouraging, supporting and developing cross-curricular learning. The arts in general and drama in particular can encourage children and young people to express their own ideas, beliefs and values through creative work and can help them to develop their capacities as confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors. Slug will help pupils engage with all four capacities with particular emphasis on:
The play will encourage pupils to think about the point of view of the two warring characters and encourage them to think about:
- Relating to others
- Taking informed decisions
By witnessing the characters learn to live with their differences, pupils will be asked to:
- See the importance of respect for others
- Understand how to resolve a problem
- Develop informed, ethical views of complex issues
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Visible Fictions have been producing creative experiences for young people since 1991. They are award winners, recognised both nationally and internationally as leaders this field. The company have toured work all over the world from the Sydney Opera House to Broadway. They believe theatre can happen anywhere and as a result have performed work on bikes, in schools, on boats and in parks, always aiming to challenge and excite young audiences and the communities in which they live.
Visible Fictions move with the times and are always looking to develop their audiences. Because of this they have a healthy online following and produce work especially for this audience. The company are committed to making accessible work, ensuring that all members of the community can take part in the art they create.
Presented by Visible Fictions
Devised by Melanie Jordan and Dougie Irvine