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Red Earth Theatre in association with Arena Theatre Wolverhampton & Derby Theatre Based on the book by Russell Hoban

Dig out your snowshoes for an Arctic Adventure with live music and songs, 3D and shadow puppets, creative captioning, integrated sign language and song, plus the cosmic brilliance of the Northern Lights.

Set somewhere north of the Arctic Circle, Soonchild is the story of a shaman known as Sixteen Face John who feels out of step with the modern world. John’s wife is expecting a baby, but the Soonchild refuses to be born until she can hear the World Songs – special music that is essential for the world to exist.

So, John sets out on a quest which takes him through many life-times, and thrilling encounters with a constellation of cool characters and animal spirits – including the most magnificent of all Polar creatures: the Ice Bear. John must find the World Songs for Soonchild and save the world, before it’s too late.

Soonchild is so warm and big-hearted, it could melt an iceberg.

Running time: 1 hours 30 minutes

Interval:15 minutes

Accessibility: Creative Captioning and Integrated BSL

  • BSL Intepreted
  • Captioned
This event is ticketed
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a heartwarming half term activity for all the family


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