How Long Is a Piece of String?

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HOW LONG IS A PIECE OF STRING?

THE ULTIMATE HUG-OFF

String and Strong can’t get along.
But what if you could show them how?

AT YOUR FINGERTIPS IS
THE POWER TO CREATE 

A FRIENDSHIP
UNLIKE ANY OTHER…

What are the things that create a friendship? Join String and Strong as they create new sound and dance through touch and movement as they try to understand the world around them and each another.

And of course to answer one very silly, but very important question: just how long is a piece of String?

For children 4-8 families and friendly creatures from another dimension…

– Interact with two very special creatures!

– Create sounds using the power of your fingertips!

– Create an orchestra together and play!

– Hear your own voice directing the action on stage!

– Non-verbal physical theatre

Commissioned by Dance City, supported by Alnwick Playhouse, Hartlepool Borough Hall and Saltburn Community Theatre.

Runtime: 45 minutes
Cast: Four, two performers, sound tech and director
Suitable for: Theatres, events and festivals with sheltered stage areas, community halls and rural touring.

The simple story, especially at a time where hugs are something we long for during covid times, was heart-warming, joyful and tearful all at the same time.
I would highly recommend it to anyone.
A wonderful and refreshing piece of interactive dance theatre!

Audience Members, Stockton International Riverside Festival

CAST AND CREDITS

Artistic Director / Choreographer:   Jennifer Essex
Writer / Sound Design / Technical Lead:  Harry Man
Performers: Rosie Macari & Alicia Meehan
Understudy: Alys North
Costumes, Set Design & Construction: Emily Spreadborough
Lighting Design: Michael Morgan
Composer: Jovana Backovic
Creative Consultant: Annie Rigby
Costume Assistant: Raquel Fernandez
Community Engagement: Culture Vulture / Rachel Horton

Booking Information

You can book How Long Is a Piece of String? for your festival or venue.

Length: 45 minutes

Performance area:  Round 11m x 9m

Number of people on road: 4  (5 if touring LX technician)

Performers: 2

Workshops available: Yes

Availability: Has touring availability

Audience type: 4-8 and families

Flyers and posters available.

SAMPLE FLYERS