Shelf Life (2000)

Our bodies haven’t changed much in the last forty thousand years. We’re still suited to hunting and gathering through the dappled green light. It’s a long way from the savannah to Safeways. And yet here we find ourselves, apes with trolleys, browsing through the part-baked and the dry-cured, the oven-ready and the virtually-fat-free, wondering why we always get the one with the wonky wheel…

Theatre Alibi wheel you through the supermarket experience with flair and visual panache to the warm, passionate music of Spiro on mandolin, fiddle and guitar.

By turns daft and deep, Shelf Life finds humanity lost amongst the aisles.

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Apple John

by Daniel Jamieson

The life story of a man called John. And an apple tree.

The story of a man and an apple tree are told side by side. Full of the usual things that lives contain - blizzards, bicycles, rock’n’roll, train sets, heatwaves, love, blossom, accidents, hurricanes, fruit, babies and false teeth. A delightful story told without the need to utter a single word.

FOR 5-11 YEAR OLDS │ TOURING AUTUMN 2017

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The Boy Who Climbed Into The Moon

By David Almond

Adapted by Daniel Jamison

A magical tale of big ideas and sky-high courage...

Odd ideas are floating around Paul’s street; Mabel’s brother hides under a brown paper bag and Clarence the poodle thinks he can fly. But Paul has the oddest idea of all. He thinks that the moon is a hole in the sky and he’s going to climb into it...

A fantastical story by David Almond, award-winning writer of Skellig and My Dad’s A Birdman.

For 6 – 12 year olds │ touring spring 2018

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