AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND
Cubbin Theatre Company
Directed by Melanie Luckman
Performed by Amy Straker & Hannah Wheeler
Performed in a purpose-made cosy tent, Up and Away is a unique little treasure for the tiniest folk in our lives.
Up and Away is a playful and gentle theatrical performance created exclusively for babies. Two performers interweave elements of theatre, play and live music in a half-hour performance, which culminates in free play and exploration time for baby audience members.
Audience numbers are limited to a small group, and only pre-walking babies may attend. This results in a calm, safe atmosphere and optimal conditions for babies to engage in the performance - the first of its kind in New Zealand.
Ticket is for one baby and maximum 2 adults. Only babies and one carer each may be in the performance tent. The baby's second adult may observe from outside the performance area.
"A kind, gentle, relaxing, delightful treat." THEATREVIEW
"... a gentle, heart-warming show ... The reactions ... ranged from awestruck silence to excited shouting." WHAT'S UP CHRISTCHURCH
"Baby theatre is [a] brain-building experience." THE SPINOFF
Important information from Cubin Theatre Company:
- Only pre-walking babies (0-18 months approx.) may attend, accompanied by a caregiver. Due to the nature of the performance, babies who are walking cannot be admitted.
- It's important the babies feel totally relaxed during the performance, which is why there is no option to bring older siblings or other children along. The babies are our priority and we don't want our very youngest audience members to be overwhelmed by children who might be slightly too old for the performance.
- Due to space restrictions, only one caregiver per baby can be admitted into the tent area. Other adults may observe from outside t