Tessa Bide

A Strange New Space




"There is something magical about this solo production."
★★★★ Female Arts
"An emotional rollercoaster... what an inspiring production this is."
Curious Mum
"A very lovely show not just about the journey and adventures of a refugee child but about the brilliance of the imagination."
Weston Super Mum
"Lovely audience interaction and excellent comic timing…(Bide) is winning, charismatic and versatile."
Children's Theatre reviews
"A very special show not to be missed."
Primary Times
Recommended for ages 4+ but all ages welcome. Relaxed Performances: 8th, 15th and 22nd
_ Time: 10.45
_ Duration: 45 mins
_ Venue: Cairns Lecture Theatre
_ Age Suitability: U

Amira is obsessed with space and dreams of becoming an Astronaut. One night, the bangs, whooshes and fizzes of her imagination explode out of her dreams, becoming a deafening reality. Amira has to pack her bag for the intergalactic trip that she’s been waiting for… A Strange New Space is an imaginary voyage into space, paralleled with Amira’s real-life journey as a refugee. A new non-verbal, physical show for the whole family using puppetry and original music, from the maker of Summerhall Festival 2015 hit ‘The Tap Dancing Mermaid’ (★★★★ The List).

Press & reviews
  • ★★★★ The List (The Tap Dancing Mermaid) - read
  • ★★★★ A Younger Theatre (The Tap Dancing Mermaid) - read
  • Primary Times - read
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