The Very Important Child

Delve into the dark heart of the mind - the ego.

This is a theatre show. Also, it’s a lecture. But it starts with a song. But all is not what it seems.

Ever wondered how you got this way? Why you shout at the other cars? Why you become a toddler when you’re hungry? Or did the starry-eyed teenager you were turn into a kind, hardened adult. WHY? We can explain. We are here to demonstrate Loevinger’s theory of human ego development.

Funny, lyrical, theatrical, contemporary theatre for grown-up babies of all ages. This is about throwing your toys out of the pram. Just like you, this show is very angry sometimes, and often very quiet. It has equal amounts of prettiness, cleverness and shouting. We can also promise that you will learn something about yourself. And it’s only an hour long.

“A hugely entertaining (yet also contemplative) children’s sand-pit of a show…The Very Important Child is a fantastically perceptive insight into the human condition” – ★★★★1/2 – ToDoList

“It was the most engaging educational theory lesson as well as a good, honest look in the mirror…It was an evening that left me with my mind full of bubbling thoughts and an honest smile on my face” ★★★★★ – BuzzMag

Theatre
1hr 00m
The Vaults
21 — 25 Feb 21:15
£14.50
12+
21:15
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About the company

The Mostly Everything People

The Mostly Everything People use theatre, dance, sound design and improvisation to create transformative contemporary work for the 21st century. Sometimes about theory, sometimes about art, always about people. We work very hard to be as funny, as lyrical, as contemporary, and as faithful to the grand tradition of theatre as we can, whilst giving access to the most casual theatregoer. Please enjoy.

Artistic Team
Co-Director/Choreographer
Jennifer Fletcher
Co-Director/Composer/Performer
Christopher Preece
Performer, Co-Deviser
Virginia Scudeletti
Design & Lighting
Ben Pacey

Press & Reviews

To Do List

★★★★1/2 A hugely entertaining (yet also contemplative) children’s sand-pit of a show...The Very Important Child is a fantastically perceptive insight into the human condition

BuzzMag

★★★★★ It was the most engaging educational theory lesson as well as a good, honest look in the mirror...It was an evening that left me with my mind full of bubbling thoughts and an honest smile on my face