maltings meets: the team from outside the igloo

Christmas is just around the corner and we are so excited for our festive show Outside the Igloo by The Knotted Project and Hawk Dance Theatre. The show is an icy, interactive theatrical adventure about 3 penguins putting down their electronics and stepping outside the igloo for the first time! We caught up with the company ahead of their run in our Great Hall this December to find out more about the show and why parents should bring their mini theatre-goers.

What can we expect from Outside The Igloo?

Outside The Igloo will be an epic adventure, skating, sliding and dancing through an icy world. When you come to see our show, we want each audience member to feel as though they have been transported to a land of icicles and snow, where the cold winds ruffle your feathers and almost blow your beak off!

What was the inspiration behind the show? 

We want everyone in our audience, big or small, to experience an amazing adventure! We believe that you should never stop exploring, whatever the weather.

Why penguins?

Everyone in our team loves penguins! The way they waddle around on the ice and huddle in the cold makes them the funniest, most loveable creatures we could think of!

Parents with first-time theatre goers might be apprehensive about bringing their little one to the theatre. What would you say to reassure/encourage them?

Coming to the theatre can be a really brilliant, inspiring experience. Our show is interactive, meaning that at points in the show, we may set little tasks or challenges for our smaller audience members to get involved with. The hope is that it’s super fun and an opportunity for us all to step into another world for an hour!

What’s the best/funniest audience interaction that you’ve had during any of your shows?

The funniest interactions we have had, have been when our young audience members are having so much fun interacting, that they forget to leave the stage!

Outside the Igloo performs live in our Great Hall from Sat 21 – Mon 23 December. For ages 4+ and their families. Book tickets

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