Big Bones

FacePlant Theatre

15 Feb, 16 Feb
Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street
1hr 00m
Suitable For All
Family Friendly Puppetry True Story
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Big Bones

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

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About FacePlant Theatre

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.

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Writers - Alice Bounce, Owen Jenkins, Maxwell Tyler
Composer Catriona Gisby
Lighting Designer - Zoe Burnham
Designer - Zara Fox

Big Bones

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Dates & Times

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Press & Reviews

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 -

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

Big Bones

FacePlant Theatre

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