Upswing: Bedtime Stories

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Upswing, Bedtime Stories

Celebrate that magical time of the day where the stresses and strains of life melt away and enter a world of imagination and dreams with Bedtime Stories. Suitable for the whole family, rediscover that special time before sleep where bedtime stories are told and our unconscious mind takes hold, taking everyone away on an adventure. Tucked up in a real bed with your family and friends, take this chance to unwind and be dazzled by circus, theatre, dance and projections from innovative circus company Upswing. Bedtime Stories encourages us to take time out from our busy lives to explore the importance of the connection between carers and children, work-life balance, and managing priorities within the family. Circus-theatre pioneers Upswing are one of the leading circus companies in the UK. They have been turning the world upside down since 2006, mixing aerial theatre with dance, music and stunning visuals.

Looking for
Marketing and Promotional Support, Residency Advice, Space in Kind

Set / rigging & technical details

Bedtime Stories is available for touring to flexible mid-scale theatre spaces without seating banks or a stage. (Unless the stage is very large and can accommodate the whole immersive set). The theatre space is transformed into a child’s bedroom, with a patchwork of pillows and blankets spread across the floor / beds where the audiences will settle comfortably. The performance comes to life around and above them, with dance, circus and 3D animation in 360 degree projection. The space will be made fully accessible. The performance space required in the round is 4m diameter. The total space required to include an audience is approximately 12x10m. 1 rigging point (1 ton load bearing) should be available at the centre of the space. Another point (1 ton load bearing) should be available anywhere else. Minimum height is 6m to points. The company are touring with 4 projectors that will be on stands positioned at the 4 corners of the space. The company will require power: 5x 13a at control position, total load 30amps. Sound: 4x speakers individually amped with gain control fed from AV control. Lighting: plan tbc.

Min width
Min depth
Min height
Full tech spec
Lighting plan
Get-in / get-out
4 hours get-in / 3 hours get-out
Requires tech support for get-in
Performers / crew on tour