The poetry of Roger McGough explodes from the page to the stage in this sell out fantastical circus and puppetry adventure where pigs fly and the sky is in the pie. Join a day-dreaming girl for one amazing day where she discovers the extra-ordinary in the ordinary wherever she goes.
The Feathers of Daedalus Circus have teamed up with celebrated author and poet Roger McGough for this new wonderfully wacky children’s production inspiring young and old to fall in love with poetry. With circus, physical theatre, puppetry and projection, the Feathers explore fun and fantastical ways to play with poetry, dipping into works from Roger’s 50 year career topped up with new poems especially created for the show.
A day so ordinary. Or one quite extraordinary? For what day is ever ordinary in the eyes of a daydreamer? Setting off for her first day at school she meets the girl who became a book, and the boy who was born to bugle. She finds a domesticated donkey, a sound collector and a blue macaw in a drawer. At home she eagerly awaits a well deserved dinner, but there is a sky in the pie. Mother’s done it again! She lies down to sleep, rests her head on her caterpillow, dreams of a school for ghouls, a rolling meatball, spelling bees and everything in between.
The Feathers of Daedalus Circus are known for ambitious multi-disciplinary circus productions having created shows with amazing circus mixed with spoken word, live music, collage, film and projections. We are always looking for new collaborators so we are very excited to be using puppetry alongside circus and poetry to lead you through our fantastical adventure. You will be intrigued, amused and amazed by the Sky in the Pie and through it we hope you will learn or re-learn a love of poetry.
Founded after our ★★★★★ Cambridge University children's show ‘Alice’ in 2016, in just 3 years we have worked with over 100 performers on two continents, created 5 full length shows seen by over 10,000 people. We are a company striving for unexpected multidisciplinary collaboration to promote circus as a powerful art form and collaborator, creating relevant experimental multidisciplinary work. Our first professional show Coppelia, 2017, a circus, spoken word and 16mm film adaptation of the ballet, won Arts Council Funding and a Lab:Time award from National Centre for Circus Arts. We presented at Jacksons Lane Theatre and at Edinburgh Fringe in Assembly’s Palais du Variete to great success. Gaining predominantly ★★★★ reviews, appearing twice on Best of the Fest and at the National Museum of Scotland. Coppelia was seen by 3500 people. Reviews said we ‘transgress all convention in genre, style and gender’ and our show ‘cannot be commended enough for its ingenuity, refreshing and transfixing directorial choices, and top class performances’ (fringe review). We completed a residency in Brazil in 2018, presenting A Midsummer Night’s Dream, an immersive circus and music adaptation of Shakespeare, collaborating with Rosemary Dream and Circocan and giving workshops in circus storytelling. Our second show, Mythologue, a spoken word and circus retelling of Greek myths was made for CAN festival and Teatro Pedro Ivo. Tarot, our second production at VAULT was performed at the Vaults in April, with Assembly Festival throughout August and at Underbelly Southbank in September receiving primarily ★★★★ reviews.Book Now
The Reviews Hub ★★★★ “a show that sparkles and enthrals from start to finish”
Upper Circle ★★★★ “there is really something for all members of the family to enjoy in this show from infant to elderly”
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