Calling all superheroes – see Superhero Snail Boy this half term at Ropery Hall
Calling all superheroes…. both little and large. Superhero Snail Boy shows that even the smallest of superheroes can grow to be bigger than their fears. In a place where hope grows in the form of enormous flowers and breakthroughs are found in the smashing of plates. Parents are parented by the wisdom of the young and solace is sought from a giant snail.
Scribbled Thought and Vertical Line Theatre invite children 9 years and over and those young at heart to join them on their journey through the dark and discover that it’s not as scary as you think. It is being staged at Ropery Hall on Tuesday May 27 with performances at 11am and 2pm. Tickets cost £4 for adults and £3 for children.
Inspired by children’s literature including Duck, Death and Tulip by Wolf Eribruch and The Huge Bag of Worries by Virginia Ironside, Superhero Snail Boy proves that sadness, despair and anxiety are feelings that are not always reserved for adults. The play follows the journey of two eleven year olds, Tillie and Inari, and their discovery that is it ok to be sad when bad things happen.
Elizabeth Muncey’s innovative writing introduces both audiences and protagonists to an array of colourful characters and imaginative methods for Tillie and Inari to deal with their worries; whether that’s planting flowers, smashing plates or confiding in a giant snail to help carry them through the night time.
Anne Stoffels’ direction and Georgia Twigg’s design promises to brighten up even the dullest days of British summer time by creating a fantastical world through projection, puppetry and physicality that even a rather grumpy snail would smile at.
Superhero Snail Boy was originally produced by Vertical Line Theatre, it previewed at the Barclaycard Presents British Summertime Festival to around 1500 primary school children. In 2013 it was performed at Bedlam Theatre for the duration of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it earned four and five star reviews entertaining audiences of all ages.
The national tour of Superhero Snail Boy is supported by Arts Council England