Arnold's Big Adventure

A white female performer wears pink scuba goggles, a yellow rain jacket and neckerchief. She has her hands raised upwards and her face has a smiling, surprised expression.

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Gather under the branches for the biggest day in the woodland calendar, Drop Day! Arnold the acorn is about to drop from his tree and begin his amazing adventure in search of somewhere to put down his roots. Join Arnold as his story flies in the wind, wiggles across the land and splashes into the sea… Who will he meet along the way and will he ever find the perfect spot to call home?

Taking place in a special bell tent, Arnold’s Big Adventure features beautiful shadow puppetry, wonderful original music to sing along to and plenty of thrilling surprises along the way…

An intimate, interactive production perfect for a child’s first theatre experience and with plenty for parents to enjoy too.

Suitable for children aged 3 – 10 years and their grown-ups

Creative Team

Devised by: the Company: Tessa Bide, Adam Fuller, and Nathalie Codsi

Performers: Tessa Bide & Megan Vaughan-Thomas/Gwen Scott/Adam Fuller

Director: Adam Fuller

Composer: Matt Huxley

Designer: Marta Gemma

Dramaturgical support: Gwen Scott and Laura Mugridge

Costumes: Sarah Dicks

Tent design & build: James Lewis at Tin Shed Scenery

Tent canvas: Tsubi Du

Artwork: Lydia Davies

Produced by: Tessa Bide Productions

Photo credit to Kai Taylor.

"Arnold’s Big Adventure is a drama workshop, a storytelling session, and a theatrical experience – the tent (and Little Angel’s studio space) give the piece freedom to play with what a play for young audiences can be." Children's Theatre Reviews

“I have never seen a show with so much audience participation, nor one so perfect in terms of format and content for the age range…Both performers played music and sang, clowned about and worked the seagull puppet. A very talented pair in a truly outstanding show; I cannot recommend it highly enough.” Audience Review

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