Bored and lonely Poppy longs for someone to play with, mum is too busy cleaning and never goes outside, dad is always working striving for success. Then Poppy’s and her parent’s world is turned upside down when a tiger comes to stay. Bringing chaos, danger and an awful lot of fun their guest slowly reminds them what it is they love about one another. Sometimes everyone needs a tiger in their lives.
With live music composed and performed by Kim Moore.
The show is co-created by Natasha Gilmore (Glasgow Girls and A Conversation with Carmel) and Robert Alan Evans (previously Rob Evans and writer of lots of Catherine Wheels children’s shows) with music by Kim Moore from Zoey Van Goey.
The close proximity of the audience to the performers and the Tiger moving through a shared space with the audience is very exciting, especially for the children watching Tiger Tale.
The creation of a performance space where anything can happen also brings a sense of danger – after the children’s performance the young audience are invited into the space to experience the feeling of being inside the cage – it is the family who are in the cage not the tiger.
Both shows explores some issues about family life today. It looks at various themes – to what extent is our overprotective parenting damaging the quality of young people’s lives; without risk how can we be happy; how can young people measure themselves and develop their own character; If we entirely obliterate the wilderness from our lives then where do we find our own, solitary spaces. Tiger delves more into relations between the parents.
Wednesday 23 October | 2.30PM
Lemon Tree Studio
Aimed at ages 6+
One story, two shows, Tiger tells the same story through the eyes of the adults.