The DH Ensemble & Jess Kaufman present
Adapted from the book MATHILDA AND THE ORANGE BALLOON © 2010
How can a small sheep become a big orange balloon?
With a lot of imagination and determination - anything is possible!
Mathilda is a little grey sheep in a little grey world. Her herd is content to munch clovers, but Mathilda’s mind is full of questions. When an orange balloon makes a surprise appearance on the farm, Mathilda discovers there is more to who she is than being a grey sheep!
As she explores what it means to be orange, Mathilda leads us all on a journey of self-discovery and the joys of self-expression. With a diverse cast of Deaf and hearing actors, Mathilda’s tactile, fully realised world is welcoming and fully accessible to Deaf and hearing children and families through the use of spoken English, sign language, and creative captions and animation.
The show is suitable for children aged 3-8 and their families.
Mathilda and the Orange Balloon is an international collaboration being produced with US Artist Jess Kaufman based on the popular children’s book by Randall de Sève.
The Research & Development period was supported by Sheffield Theatres / Ramps on the Moon. Our 2019 tour is supported by Arts Council England and the lovely generous individuals who donated through our crowdfunding campaign.
Press contact: E: firstname.lastname@example.org, W: www.chloenelkinconsulting.com
2019 Tour Dates
Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre London
15th February (schools only) 16th February (open to the public)
24th February 11.30am and 2.30pm
New Wolsey, Ipswich
2nd March, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm
New Wolsey Theatre’s British Sign Language video for Mathilda and the Orange Balloon
Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury
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Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
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Touchbase Pears, Birmingham
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