“We’re really looking forward to playing to Edinburgh families.”
WHO: Sam Caseley, Writer & Composer
WHAT: “Being a slug is hard. Everyone thinks you’re disgusting. Slug and Caterpillar are starving, and the only leaf left in the garden is just out of reach. Slug thinks they should work together. Get the leaf, eat the leaf, play a game, be friends. Caterpillar has other ideas. Slugs are gross, they’re covered in slime and they have terrible taste in music. Things get sticky. Enter the undergrowth to squish, squelch and play your way through this hilarious, surreal show for 2-5 years and their families, told with a handful of words and lots of slime.”
WHERE: Pleasance Pop-Up: Central Library – Pleasance Pop-Up: Central Library (Venue 462)
WHEN: 11:15 (60 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
Ruby, our director, did a show with Paines Plough Roundabout a few years ago, but this is our first year as a company. We’re really looking forward to playing to Edinburgh families.
What’s the biggest thing to have happened to you since Festivals ’18?
2018 was a good year for us. We made DUCKLINGS with Hull Truck, which is going to be at The Royal Exchange this Christmas, we took SLIME out on the road and we started hatching plans with some brilliant theatres for a show next year.
Tell us about your show.
SLIME is a surreal, funny show about a slug and a caterpillar. It’s told with few words and lots of slime and performed in a giant, immersive foam garden. It’s perfect for 2-5 year-olds and their families, and with integrated creative BSL and a relaxed performance environment, it’s really accessible. SLIME was written by Sam Caseley, directed by Ruby Thompson and designed by Rūta Irbīte. We are The Herd Theatre and we make work with and for young people. We’re based in Hull and we made SLIME last year with the Hull Libraries Service. We wanted to create high quality work for an early years audience in the city and this was the result. After Edinburgh we’re on a Northern Tour with the show to venues including Barnsley Civic, Cast, Northern Stage and Stephen Joseph Theatre.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
We’re part of the Hull Takeover which contains some other great shows – Beach Body Ready by The Roaring Girls is brilliant. I’m really excited for The Polka and Complicite’s co-pro – I’ll Take you Mrs Cole! there’s animation and it’s about ska! If you’ve got really little ones Starcather’s Little Top looks great – circus for babies.
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