Big Bones. Even Bigger Adventure!
Inspired by the true story of the Irish Giant, this brand new family show is created by the team behind One Duck Down, winner of Family Show of The Year, VAULT Festival 2018. Come join the circus!
Little Nora thinks she is all alone in the world...and is thrilled to find she is the long lost grand daughter of Big Bones, the founder of the Big Bones Big Top Circus who are in town that week!
But this circus is in deep trouble, under the spell of a dreadful curse that has blighted them for 100 years. They haven’t had a single audience member since Big Bone’s humongous skeleton was snatched and put on display in a museum against his dying wishes.
Can Nora break the curse, save the circus and keep her new family together?
Big Bones features puppetry, original songs, an all female cast, a psychic octopus and a daring museum heist for the ages.
Big Bones is a humerus tale which celebrates that friends can be the family that we choose, and shows us that the things that make us different; are really the things that make us magic.
Praise for previous show One Duck Down:
‘A funny family show with a beautiful message'
★★★★★ The Upper Circle
‘Impossible for the whole family not to enjoy’
★★★★★ The Spy in the Stalls
FacePlant Theatre is an award-winning family theatre company, formed of Alice Bounce, Owen Jenkins, Maxwell Tyler and Lydia Hourihan.
FacePlant Theatre’s first show, One Duck Down, premiered at the 2018 VAULT Festival, and went on to win Family Show of the Year. Since then the show has toured the U.K., including appearances at Pleasance for the Edinburgh Fringe 2019, the Hammermsith Lyric, Hightide Festival, Paines Plough Roundabout, Greenwich Theatre, Aylesbury Waterside and a long list of other regional venues, schools and community centres.Book Now
Writers - Alice Bounce, Owen Jenkins, Maxwell Tyler
Composer Catriona Gisby
Lighting Designer - Zoe Burnham
Designer - Zara Fox
When the children of Bow-on-Tie start disappearing, Abigail embarks on a music-filled adventure to uncover the towns' secrets and prove that girls are made of more than sugar and spice.
Mr.Sand wanted to relax. Sun. Sand. Simple. Until Mr Sea shows up and unleashes a whirlpool of chaos! SUNSHINE, huge laughs - bigger pants. ***** “Must see!” - FAMILIES EDINBURGH
Tappuccino is an interactive, joyous musical that follows a tap-dancing coffee bean on her adventures! Befriending a barista and saving rainforests, she has big dreams and dares to be different.
The poetry of Roger McGough explodes from the page to the stage in this fantastical circus and puppetry adventure where pigs fly and the sky is in the pie.
Previous press and reviews for FacePlant Theatre's One Duck Down:
Winner of Family Show Of The Year at Vault Festival 2018
5* 'Utterly brilliant in every way' - West End Wilma - https://www.westendwilma.com/review-one-duck-down-vaults-festival/
5* 'You will laugh and smile for the rest of the day' - Upper Circle
5* 'Imaginative and slightly quackers' - The Spy in the Stalls
5* 'A perfect show for kids' - Families Edinburgh
5* 'A wholesome, professional piece of children's theatre' - Three Weeks
5* 'A magical, wholesome family show' - Edinburgh 49
Top Picks in Edinburgh for Fest and The List
Time Out's Best Family Shows to See at Half Term
Can't see any ticket details? When the website is busy, sometimes it can take a few seconds for the Spektrix frame to load. If you're having trouble, please get in touch.
Universal Combo & Members Offers: To save you time (and money) we’ll give you £1 off every time you book to see two (or more) different shows at the same time. Find out more about this and our Members offers on the Special Offers page.
Flexi Ticket: Many events at VAULT Festival have a "Flexi Ticket" option, which will be presented to you, if available, before you get to the Checkout. By choosing the Flexi Ticket option you have the ability to swap your tickets for another performance (of the same show) if you can no longer make the original date. All tickets are subject to availability and customers will need to cover the cost of any difference in price. Adding the Flexi Ticket to your basket will automatically cover all tickets in the order.
Festival Contribution: Every ticket at VAULT Festival includes a £1.50 "Festival Contribution" which is your direct contribution to the continuation of the Festival. It helps us to pay for all the infrastructure, overheads and staff which make the Festival possible. The Festival Contribution is always included in the advertised price of an event, so there are no surprises at the Checkout.