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Up, Up, Up and Away! newsletter and Group Discount

Please subscribe to our newsletter for some exciting craft videos which will show you how to become a real Cloud Cadet!

We can then also keep you updated about upcoming shows. We promise not to share your contact details and will only contact you with news relating to Super Stories with City Actors.

We also have a discount code – TEN4TEN – for group bookings of more than ten. Instead of £12 a ticket it becomes £10 (excludes booking fee).

Our next adventures are on:

Friday 26th June @ 4.30PM
Saturday 4th July @ 11AM (BSL Interpreted) 
Saturday 11th July @ 11AM

We are pretty excited to announce that our performance on the 4th July has an optional BSL interpreter for our hearing impaired audience members.

Please visit the Creation Theatre website to book tickets or for more information

Up, Up, Up & Away!

Intrepid Explorers Wanted

Venture up into the sky as one of our ‘Cloud Cadets’ with the help of  clumsy Captain Calamity and his able Apprentice, as we go ‘Up, Up, Up & Away’ on the adventure of a lifetime!

Can you help Calamity and his Apprentice as they set off in their big, blue hot air balloon on a phantasmagorical aeronautical adventure?!

There will be basketfuls of fun, and along the way we will learn to be courageous, creative & kind-hearted.

‘Up, Up, Up and Away!’ is an interactive, adventure story aimed at children from 2 – 8 years old & their families. With the wizardry of modern video communication, we will beam our story (using webs cams, green screens and lovingly hand-crafted puppets) into the safety of your living room.

Our aim is to ignite the imaginations of everyone watching (whatever age they may be!) and immerse our audience, giving them ways of interacting and participating with the adventure from the comfort of their own homes.

So what are you waiting for? Grab a travel buddy and let’s go ‘Up, Up, Up and Away!’

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Tickets can be booked at the Creation Theatre website – Click here or call 01865 766266

Grace Alexander-Scott touring in Animalcom with Story Pocket Theatre

Grace Alexander-Scott is currently touring with Story Pocket Theatre in Animalcolm.

Please click here for tour dates 

Malcolm doesn’t like animals, which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is NOT full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday.

The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, which Malcolm never thought his parents would pay for. And yet there he is, on the bus, heading to… oh no. A farm.

After a bizarre school trip unlike any other, Malcolm begins to understand animals more deeply than anyone. But will he end up the same as before? Because sometimes the hardest thing to become is… yourself.

A vibrant, energetic and gloriously funny musical from the award-winning Story Pocket Theatre. ANiMALCOLM combines physical theatre, puppetry and the company’s outstanding storytelling style to bring David Baddiel’s magical and wonderfully comic story to the stage.

‘Enthralling, high-quality adaptation…’

Brian G Cooper, The Stage on King Arthur

‘…utterly spell binding story-telling’

Arts Award Voice on King Arthur

‘Spending an hour with Story Pocket Theatre is like curling up in a warm bed, and being read a story while you nibble on a piece of toast… Well-loved, well-delivered and very well received stories.’

Kelly Apter, The Scotsman

‘beautifully scripted, intelligently connected, and skilfully performed… this talented group are producing some of the best children’s theatre we have seen.’

Caro Moses, Three Weeks

Bisola Elizabeth Alabi writer in residence at the Bush on Project 2036

Bisola Elizabeth Alabi has been named writer in residence at the Bush on Project 2036.

Project 2036 is a three year programme that will offer a Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) playwright, director and producer a £7,500 bursary each year, generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

Census data suggests that within 20 years (or by 2036) half of all young people in London will be of dual heritage. We see that change on our streets. We want to see that change on stages and behind scenes across our city. We fear as an industry we are reacting much too slowly, and in some cases hardly at all. It’s crucial that we create opportunities for a rich diversity of artists to make work on our main stages and so redefine the canon of British theatre.

Working collaboratively with their peers, each year will see three creatives develop work tied directly to our brand new Studio space which was created as part of our redevelopment in 2016/17.

Five candidates for each discipline will be selected to attend an interview with a panel including Madani Younis (our Artistic Director). Successful candidates will be chosen based on their genuine interest in new writing, their potential as assessed in the interview and from the strength of their portfolio. The Bush Theatre will seek to place three creatives each year who can learn from one another and form a successful creative relationship during the course of their time working together at the Bush.