Babble is a new intimate, interactive theatrical experience for Early Years audiences, aged 3-5 years. Babble puts the voice of the child centre stage. Babble values and celebrates children’s voice in whatever language they speak, and encourages audiences to feel creative ownership of the show.
Two "sound caretakers" guide the audience through a feast of interactive audio delights, contained in boxes of all shapes and sizes - huge sounds and tiny ones, fierce sounds and sounds to lull you to sleep on a slow afternoon. But sounds don’t belong in boxes; storms rage in their cages, naughty chuckles slip through the cracks and cause chaos- the caretakers need help!
The audience are invited to shape the action, soothing the troubled storm with a lullaby or luring the chuckle back to its home with their own giggles.
Fascinated by children’s voices and their power, the caretakers catch the audience’s sounds for their archive, recording, playing and live-editing them to create a climactic final soundscape for the caretakers and audience to explore together.
Each audience member will also receive either a cd copy or link to download the unique composition from their performance, in recognition for their help.
HAH! is a funny and engaging comic show exploring language and communication, reflecting experiences of children with a multi national cast.