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Spilt Ink Theatre return to Trinity with new show NEST

A brave young girl goes on a quest in search of her roots and on the way finds adventure, danger and a feathery friend…

Spilt Ink Theatre began working with two groups of children from St Nicholas of Tolentine Primary School back in 2021, exploring the themes of home, identity and family. The three core artists, Nathalie Codsi, Hester Welch and Sarah Cribdon, devised the beginning of a story in response to their findings. This story was brought to life with original music, puppetry and clowning and was shared with the children and with local families.

Cut to 2022, and Spilt Ink Theatre are back, collaborating with local artists to piece together this extraordinary adventure. Local puppet makers Josh Elwell and Karolina Czyz are creating the feathery fourth cast member, while writer Shagufta K Iqubal helps to find the heart of the story. Designer Ruby Brown brings the world into technicolour and Sound Designer Jack Drewry guides us through the familiar and unfamiliar sounds of home.

But also coming back into the making process are the same groups of children from St Nicholas of Tolentine Primary School. The groups will get the chance to design props, create music and collaborate with artists in their local art venue - Trinity Community Arts!

About the show:

Nest combines physical theatre with breath-taking puppetry and original music, to ask the question, what does home really mean to us? Join us on this thrilling adventure to places new and places strangely familiar, as we learn to let go, take flight and find home.

Co-created with children from St Nicholas of Tolentine Primary School, supported by Arts Council England, and micro-commissioned by Trinity Community Arts. With support from The Egg Theatre Royal Bath, J3 Library, Jacari, Felix Road Playground and The Wardrobe Theatre.

"My 4-year-old was totally engaged. She even wrote her own letter!"

- Parent audience member

"It was amazing!"

- Kanya, age 6, St Nicholas of Tolentine Primary School

"Enjoyable for both children and adults"

- Parent audience member

Book tickets now: TICKET LINK

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