Tunbridge Wells

Outdoor Summer Season

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Outdoor Summer Season
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This summer, as part of the Applause Outdoors Season 2018 six professional, exciting and unique performances have been developed specially for outdoor events, fetes and festivals.

All the performances are interactive, family-friendly and suitable for all ages, and great fun. Applause offers these shows to local fetes and festivals at affordable costs allowing local promoters to offer exciting, unexpected arts performances for everyone to enjoy.

The six shows on tour this summer have something to appeal to everyone – from the 8ft Froojamaflip, created from fruit and vegetables and accompanied by his friend Fred the Gardener; to circus skills from the Memory Man; culinary delights and tasty tunes from Too Many Cooks; the interactive Playground of Illusions and more. All the shows will entertain, delight and stimulate imaginations young and old!

Applause Outdoors companies are professional performers with a wide range of experience performing at festivals, events and theatres nationally and internationally. These companies have created their performances specifically for village fetes, fairs and festivals and enjoy performing at local outdoor events because of the friendly, community atmosphere and audience interaction.

Check the Applause website for details of where you can see each show - full details on each of the shows are below!

Curious Creations presents FROOJAMAFLIP AND FRED

This unique garden themed duo are a high impact and visual act, full of quirky detail, especially designed to encourage a better understanding of the natural environment. Froojamaflip is an 8ft stilted character, created from handmade, painted and textured fruit and vegetables and will be brought to life with a series of individual animatronic effects. 

 Bootworks Theatre Presents Juke Box

Two beautiful 1950’s Jukeboxes sit side-by-side. Watch them spring to life as two performers (hidden inside) re-create classic pop music videos in a lip-syncing musical medley. Whatever your age, there’s a little something for everyone.

 Nearly Theatre Yet Presents Memory Man

Memory Man is a charming one-man wordless piece set to a beautiful soundtrack and uses familiar props including teddy bears, a radio, bunting and a working electric train set, to gently look at our ideas of memory.

Travelling Light Circus Presents The Playground of Illusions

The Playground of Illusions is a collection of 8 ‘giant toys’ that each contain a visual or auditory illusion. The toys are placed in an area that the audience are free to wander round and explore. Each illusion is self-sufficient and works brilliantly on its own, together they make an unforgettable and fascinating experience that is inspirational, educational and (most importantly) awesome FUN!

Beautiful Creatures Presents Rat Chop Chip

Is there something moving in the chocolate chips? Can you hear a squeak from the rainbow sprinkles? Are those little footprints in the raspberry swirl? Everyone loves an ice cream, so queue up at the Rat Choc Chip ice cream cart for a tail of the unexpected and a double scoop with a furry surprise. 

 HandMade Thetare Presents Too Many Cooks

Too Many Cooks is a sizzlingly sumptuous show jam packed with tasty tunes, popping puppets and a lot of silly sausages! Part walkabout and part theatre show, this culinary delight will get your taste buds going. Suitable for Children and their families, aged 0-100. 



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all the performances are interactive, family-friendly and suitable for all ages, and great fun.

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Venue details

  • Southborough
  • The Yard, 2a Speldhurst Road
  • Tunbridge Wells
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  • TN4 0DP

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