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Midnight

  • 1 - 2 February
Midnight

Event Information

Sat & Sun 11:30am and 3pm

Showing from Sat 1 — Sun 2 Feb

In the hours when most people are tucked up, sound asleep in their beds, Midnight the cat rules the roost. She explores the rooftops and alleyways of her town, encountering all the other creatures that are awake in the night. And in the still, quiet moments between one day finishing and the next one beginning, she has the ability to see and to understand all the dreams of the people sleeping in their beds below.

But when a wild wind blows through the town, strange things begin to happen.

Midnight is a dream-like show about time, the night and dreaming. And about clever cats and really silly dogs.

For family audiences with children age 5+, Midnight combines beautiful puppetry, music and storytelling.

Written by Alison Duddle and Mark Whitaker. Made and directed by Alison Duddle, performed by Mark Whitaker, Music by Chris Davies, lighting design Christina Beaumont

 

A Bird in the Hand Theatre is a puppet and mask theatre company based in West Yorkshire. We make beautiful, quirky shows, installations and walkabouts for outdoor and theatre audiences. Other current work includes Special Delivery and the Bewonderment Machine.

 

The company was formed in 2017 by artist and director Alison Duddle and performer Mark Whitaker. Alison is a puppet and mask maker and director, and was previously joint Artistic Director of Horse + Bamboo Theatre. Previous indoor shows include Moominland Midwinter (the Egg/Horse + Bamboo), Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Little Leap Forward (Horse + Bamboo). Mark’s performance work spans indoor and outdoor theatre (Horse + Bamboo, Norwich Puppet Theatre, Thingumajig Theatre) and puppetry for Film and TV . He recently spent time in a galaxy far, far away for the latest Star Wars movies. They have been joined in the company by a stalwart, talented and rather nice team of performers and musicians including Frances Merriman, Jonny Quick, Chris Davies and Aya Nakamura.

£9 Standard Price
£8 Children

If you have an access requirement join our access register today and you will receive a concession off ALL tickets at the egg. Call 01225 823409 or email egg.reception@theatreroyal.org.uk for more information.

A booking fee of 50p per ticket applies

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The recommended age ranges are for your guide only. We suggest you stick as closely to them as possible for the benefit of other audience members.
  • Lap seats are available at £1.50 (including booking fee) for infants aged 0 – 6 months;  all patrons including infants must have a valid ticket. 
  • All bookings will incur a Booking Fee of 50p per ticket regardless of whether the booking is made in person at our Box Office, by post, by phone or online and applies to all payment types.

Presented by A Bird in the Hand.

Written by Alison Duddle and Mark Whitaker.

Made and directed by Alison Duddle.

Performed by Mark Whitaker.

Music by Chris Davies

Lighting Design by Christina Beaumont

 

A Bird in the Hand Theatre is a puppet and mask theatre company based in West Yorkshire. We make beautiful, quirky shows, installations and walkabouts for outdoor and theatre audiences. Other current work includes Special Delivery and the Bewonderment Machine.

 

The company was formed in 2017 by artist and director Alison Duddle and performer Mark Whitaker. Alison is a puppet and mask maker and director, and was previously joint Artistic Director of Horse + Bamboo Theatre. Previous indoor shows include Moominland Midwinter (the Egg/Horse + Bamboo), Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Little Leap Forward (Horse + Bamboo). Mark’s performance work spans indoor and outdoor theatre (Horse + Bamboo, Norwich Puppet Theatre, Thingumajig Theatre) and puppetry for Film and TV . He recently spent time in a galaxy far, far away for the latest Star Wars movies. They have been joined in the company by a stalwart, talented and rather nice team of performers and musicians including Frances Merriman, Jonny Quick, Chris Davies and Aya Nakamura.

  • the egg box office open 9am – 6pm Monday – Saturday (Sunday if there is a performance)
  • All plays are performed in English and take place in the egg auditorium unless otherwise stated.
  • Nearby parking space for Blue Badge Holders
  • Level access into building
  • Lift to all levels
  • Adapted toilets
  • Sennheiser Infra-Red Audio System in auditorium
  • Hearing & Guide Dogs allowed
  • Wheelchair spaces in the Stalls only (Accompanying persons pay discounted price)
  • Breast Feeding Friendly

Under 12s are not admitted to the egg theatre auditorium unsupervised.

PLEASE NOTE: Print At Home tickets are only valid as A4 printouts. We cannot currently accept tickets presented on phones/tablets.

Relaxed Performances – Open to everyone, but specifically adapted for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

Full terms and conditions of ticket bookings can be found here