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14th December 2017

Get cosy with THE BORROWERS


A DanceEast season would not be complete without something magical for children. This Autumn Ipswich’s Jerwood DanceHouse will welcome a festive exclusive, from Wednesday 13th until Sunday 17th December.

By kind permission of The Estate of Mary Norton, and commissioned by DanceEast, The Borrowers will capture the imagination of children, families and people of all ages, based on Mary Norton’s much-loved book. It is a ‘see it first at DanceEast’ moment before the production will tour throughout 2018, offering DanceEast’s audiences the chance to get swept up in the world beneath the floorboards.

Contemporary dance, physical theatre and animation will bring this story about tiny people to life, taking the theatre on a magical journey of discovery as The Borrowers flee their home, overcome fear and danger, taste freedom and adventure before finally finding a safe place to make a new life. Set within an oversized world of beautiful hand-painted animation, created by artist Betsy Dadd, audiences can join Pod, Homily and their headstrong daughter Arrietty for this playful performance by Ojo Productions.

It is the perfect festive treat for all the family, suitable for age 5+ years.

Audiences can get even closer to this classic tale, exploring story of The Borrowers in a special workshop on Saturday 16th December, through movement, animation and music. No prior experience or special clothing is required to get immersed in the magical world of these tiny people who live under the floorboards, perfect for children aged 7 – 11 years.

• To book tickets contact the Box Office on 01473 295230 or visit www.danceeast.co.uk

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