6-year olds from three Perthshire primary schools have helped create a theatre show that will tour throughout Scotland!
Over the course of the last year, award-winning artist Greg Sinclair has worked with 45 6-year olds at Fairview, Forgandenny & St Ninian’s primaries, collecting the children’s stories about their real-life relationships and interactions with animals. The result is ANIMALS, a co-production with Perth Theatre that, following previews in Perth Theatre’s Joan Knight Studio on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 May, is touring across the country. 
ANIMALS is a show about… animals. Big ones, little ones, wild ones, tame ones. It’s also a show about us, and our emotions. Big ones, little ones, wild ones, tame ones. 
From the joy of delivering a new lamb with your own hands, to the pain of losing your pet dog, and the confusion of discovering your favourite cow is in love with a tractor! - ANIMALS explores how animals help us figure stuff out.
Performers Greg Sinclair and Hannah Venet use a variety of performance styles to bring the children’s stories to life: live music, dance, lip-synching, and film alongside the recorded voices of the children telling their own animal tales.
ANIMALS has a highly visual and physical theatrical style. Greg’s work is an exploration of how to make sound and music into a visual/physical experience. This makes it more accessible for deaf/hearing impaired individuals and can also benefit learning-disabled audience members.
Suitable for everyone 6 years old and older, their families and their friends. Running time: 45 minutes.
Previews at Perth Theatre
Friday 4 May 2018 at 10.00 & 13.00
Saturday 5 May 2018 at 14.00
Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre, Perth
On tour to venues throughout Scotland
Tuesday 8 May 2018 at 10.30
Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
Wednesday 9 May 2018 at 13.00
Eden Court, Inverness
Saturday 12 May 2018 at 14.00
Universal Hall, Findhorn
Sunday 13 May 2018 at 15.00
Monday 14 May 2018 at 10.30
Byre Theatre, St Andrews
Wednesday 16 May 2018 at 13.30
Woodend Barn, Banchory
Friday 18 May 2018 at 10.30
Saturday 19 May 2018 at 11.00 & 14.30
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
Sunday 20 May 2018 at 14.00
Platform, Glasgow
Tuesday 22 May 2018 at 13.30
Howden Park Centre, Livingston
Wednesday 23 May 2018 at 11.30
Carlibar Primary School, East Renfrewshire
Thursday 24 May 2018 at 13.00
Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
Saturday 26 May 2018 at 14.00
Cumbernauld Theatre, Cumbernauld
Sunday 27 May 2018 at 15.00
The Usual Place, Dumfries DG1 1BZ
Tuesday 29 May 2018 at 14.00
Birnam Arts Centre
Saturday 2 June 2018 at 13.00
Lyth Arts, Lyth
Sunday 3 June 2018 at 14.00
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry