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The National Theatre and The Wardrobe Ensemble present out of this world family show The Star Seekers

The Star Seekers

The Star Seekers

Have you ever dreamt of flying to the moon? Meeting an alien? Becoming an astronaut? Join star seekers Alph, Betty and Gammo on a journey through space where you take the steering wheel.

Inspired by our childhood wonder of the universe, this unique theatrical experience explores the limitless majesty of galaxies, the solar system, shooting stars and planets through songs, silliness and anti-gravity antics. We need Waterloo’s Star Seekers to help us complete our mission and answer one of the greatest unanswered questions of the universe: What do astronauts really have in their packed lunch boxes?!

After the success of previous family shows Eliza & The Wild Swans and Edgar & The Land Of Lost, as well as international hit productions Riot(performed in The Shed at the NT) and 33, The Wardrobe Ensemble originally created this show for young audiences in collaboration with The Wardrobe Theatre.

Directed by Helena Middleton, the cast includes Jesse Meadows, Ben Vardy and Jack Drewry with Musical Director Jack Drewry.

The Star Seekers will be accompanied by creative workshops and activities for families. Visit the NT space station 1 hour before every performance to take part in free family activities, or book in for a family workshop to take your space adventure out of this world.

Invent intergalactic stories at a devising workshop, create space-tastic songs and made-up melodies in a music making workshop or hear from the star seeking cast in a special post-show Q&A.

Strap yourself in and lift off into an exciting universe of theatre-making.

Praise for The Star Seekers:

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“Boasts as much improvisational elan as Showstoppers! and more genuine interaction with the audience than most shows on the fringe.”

The Stage ★★★★

“Appeals to a child’s wide-eyed wonder and hunger for exploration… It’s silly, sparkling stuff.”

Bristol 24/7

“Children aged between three and seven with even a modicum of interest in the great unknown up above our heads will get pulled into the irresistible gravitational field of this beautifully wide-eyed, enthusiastic and good-humoured show. They’ll also take away the satisfaction of having helped to shape its journey across constellations of possibility.”

Weston-Super-Mum

“a stellar example of everything that is good about family theatre.”

8 August – 1 September 2018

Dorfman Theatre

Ages 3-8