What can you do online with a hairdryer and bicarbonate of soda?

Find out in the world premiere of Winter Wonderland, Friday 18 December 2020

This winter Hull New Theatre is urging audiences to do more than interact with online theatre, they’re encouraging them to stimulate their senses in a new pre-recorded performance from Hull-based company Concrete Youth.

Concrete Youth bring Winter Wonderland to online audiences this Friday.
Concrete Youth bring Winter Wonderland to online audiences this Friday.

Winter Wonderland, which has been created with those with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) in mind, goes beyond the traditional notion of interactivity, encouraging audiences to engage in multi-sensory moments such as making their own snow to help them feel part of the show.

Exploring themes of friendship, teamwork and asking for help, the story sees the audience become ‘winterns’ who have to gather objects such as a hairdryer and a scarf,  in a bid to help Jack Frost and the Snow Queen fix the snow machine and save winter. 

Originally designed as an ‘in person’ experience, the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has seen the company adapt to the current climate. Instead of a physical journey through the wintery landscape, ‘winterns’ will now be guided through the adventure via a pre-recorded online performance that receives its world premiere on Friday 18 December at 4pm. 

winter wonderland theatre
Hull New Theatre is thrilled to be working in partnership with Concrete Youth to produce a fully inclusive online theatre experience especially for youngsters with PMLD.

Tickets for Winter Wonderland are on sale now at www.hulltheatres.co.uk, with links to the production being sent to ticketholders on Friday 18 December 2020. 

[Rachel Crow – Hull New Theatre]

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