Parrabola: Wheeze

Everyone likes a good story. Now imagine that story is being told with live musical accompaniment, and amazing sound effects – all being concocted by a unique machine powered only by wind and air and breath. Wheeze is an interactive organ made from found materials. It is entirely self-powered by wind provided by old vacuum cleaners, bellows, balloons, accordions. The sound emanates from flutes, duck calls, whistles, melodicas, cuckoo clocks and whatever else may be yet to be found. During our storytelling show, The Conductor and her Engineer present a range of stories, all family friendly, and all related to wind and breath. Huff and puff with the Three Little Pigs, see the wind carry Phineas Fogg’s balloon around the world and fill sails on the sea. And then once the stories have been told, come and play on the fantastic Wheeze machine for yourself!

Wheeze was intriguing and fantastic in encouraging involvement and offering children (and their families) an experience they could get their hands on. Oving Festival

Bellow Theatre: Gobble

Join us round the stew-pot, pull up a chair, roll-up your sleeves. We think it’s time we talked about food, and we’re inviting you to come and tuck in. We tell stories at feasts and family meals. We spill our hearts over breakfast and dinner. But sometimes the ingredients we use are a little strange. Sometimes the tales we tell become a little twisted. So, how do we become at one with our appetites? With a mixture of cheese chunks and chocolate cake, award winning storytelling company Bellow Theatre dish up a family-friendly food frenzy of a production, ideally suited for outdoor spaces and pub gardens.

A supported artist of Hull Truck Theatre Company, and selected as New Diorama Theatre’s Emerging Companies 2017/18, Bellow Theatre are a new writing company rooted in brave and stirring storytelling

Proteus Theatre Company: Mad, Bad and Dangerous To Know

Join Lord Byron, the most notorious figure from literary history, for a stiff drink. He’ll tell you his wild tales of debauchery and romance and entertain you with his wit and wisdom. Meet the man who invented celebrity culture in this unique evening of performance and poetry made especially for pub settings. This one-man show, performed by Paul Huntley-Thomas, combines Bryon’s poetry and improvisational comedy for an interactive night like no other.

Carefully controlled chaos… the audience gets to be up close and personal with this charismatic character

British Theatre Guide

Lock up your wives and daughters – Huntley-Thomas cuts a compelling dash as the priapic poet Edinburgh Reporter