Celebrating all the wonderful, weird and wee things about being alive!
Curious Seed have joined forces with Lung Ha Theatre Company, in association with Lyra to present a visually exciting and compelling ensemble production We Are All Just Little Creatures at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and the Byre Theatre, St Andrews, in March and April 2019.
We Are All Just Little Creatures celebrates the weird, the wonderful and the wee things about being alive. What do we all have in common? Of course, we’re all born and we all die but so much else that connects and divides us happens in between… We Are All Just Little Creatures explores the marvellous and myriad ways that human beings find to express their inner and outer worlds. For some it’s easy to talk about what it is to be human, others need to dance or sing; some look forward, some look back; some people like to be neat, others make a mess; some of us shout while others whisper; and a few lucky ones take delight in noticing the tiny details around us every day…
We Are All Just Little Creatures invites you to take a moment to contemplate, share, perhaps even argue about, but ultimately revel in the rich and delightful diversity of our humanity. This joyful ensemble performance includes dance, song, text, live music and the creation of little (but big) life stories, culminating in the kind of party that everyone wants an invite to!
"a living menagerie of delight… glorious."
"beautiful piece of total theatre, powerful, poignant and true."
Image Credit: Peter Dibdin
Original concept: Christine Devaney
Co-Directors: Christine Devaney, Maria Oller, Jo Timmins
Designer: Karen Tennent
Lighting Designer: Simon Wilkinson
Composer: David Paul Jones
Musical collaborator: Kevin Lennon
Music performed live by: David Paul Jones & Kevin Lennon
Live Artist: Yvonne Buskie
Lung Ha Theatre Company
The multi award-winning company is the leading theatre Company for people with learning disabilities in Scotland, and with a growing reputation internationally. Since its inception in 1984 Lung Ha Theatre Company has produced over 45 original works for the stage - in that time across Scotland, and beyond, as part of the creation of its work. The Company’s work is now seen is a vital part of Scotland’s cultural offering as it provides a creative voice to performers (and for audiences) whose voices may not otherwise be heard. Lung Ha Theatre Company has a membership of 25 actors with learning disabilities.
Lyra’s vision is to have a positive impact on the lives of children and young people in the community of Greater Craigmillar through engagement with a broad, rich programme of world-class performing arts, regardless of age, race/ethnicity or socio-economic factor. Since 2012 over 2000 young people have taken part in Lyra’s activities through a range of artistic events. Lyra have created 12 artworks and performed more than 125 times at home and abroad. They run Artspace, a vibrant venue in the heart of Craigmillar, with a 116-seat theatre, a flexible studio and a foyer designed by artists working with young people. Their child-centred approach has also engaged the wider community, allowing for the growth of genuine and broad community participation over a range of diverse events.
TOUR DATES 2019
28 - 30 March 2019 | 7:30pm | Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
30 March 2019 | 2:30pm | Traverse Theatre (captioned performance)
2 April 2019 | 7:30pm | The Byre Theatre, St Andrews
All performances are BSL interpreted
Captioned performance: Sat 30 Mar, 2.30pm
Audio described performance: Sat 30 Mar, 7.30pm