Created by award-winning theatre company One Tenth Human, the team behind We’re Stuck! and Arthur, Curious Investigators is an exciting interactive adventure for budding young scientists, with a recycled set and crafty creativity built in – designed to inspire hours of fun even after the show is finished!
Aimed at 3-7-year-olds and their grown-ups, Curious Investigators champions the joy of imagination and learning, with a fun fusion of science, technology, engineering, arts, and maths (STEAM). The show arrives at The Lights for a matinee performance on Monday, 3 April at 2pm.
Scribble and Clipboard have a job to do: sort the recycling. But Scribble keeps finding new things to investigate. When she discovers a mysterious egg hidden in the rubbish, the pair need the audience’s help to rescue an unborn chick. Can we save the precious egg from smashing? And what will we discover along the way?
Audience members are encouraged to Stay and Play after the show in a making session inspired by the recycling inventions seen in the show. Designed by Offie award-winner Samuel Wilde (I Want My Hat Back Trilogy, Little Angel Theatre), the production features a unique set lovingly hand-made from almost entirely recycled materials by Sam and the team. Sam, who recently won Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Christmas (Channel 4), said:
I’m really proud of Curious Investigators. It is a vibrant, otherworldly show that champions the health of our planet – and inspires creativity in its young audiences.
Following two successful national tours in 2022, the production is heading back out on the road for a bumper spring tour. From Cumbria to the Isle of Wight, taking in 28 venues, audiences will be able to join in the fun at family theatre festivals, community centres, libraries, theatres, and more until April 16.
This 2023 remount is co-directed by Daniel Bye, the award-winning director of Arthur and These Hills Are Ours, alongside the show’s writer, Artistic Director Sarah Punshon (Cinderella: the AWESOME truth, Polka Theatre). Curious Investigators was originally commissioned by Big Imaginations, the network supporting brilliant children’s theatre in the North.
Sarah Punshon, Artistic Director, said:
It’s really exciting to be heading back out on the road with Curious Investigators. The great thing about such an interactive show is that it’s fresh and fun, different every time, depending on the audience’s ideas. We’re looking forward to making new discoveries every day!
Curious Investigators will be at The Lights in April. For more information and tickets visit www.thelights.org.uk/WhatsOn or call 01264 368368.
For information on the company visit www.onetenthhuman.com