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Living in London we are spoilt for choice with children’s theatre and live entertainment shows to go to as a family. There are theatrical and live performance productions for every age, taste and sensibility. It’s one of the benefits of bringing up families in West London.

Every now and again though, something comes along which actually can genuinely claim to be unique on the London family entertainment scene. A children’s show which stands out from the rest. And for one such example I present to you Sky in the Pie, soon heading to the OSO Arts Centre, Barnes.

The Feathers of Daedalus Circus have teamed up with celebrated author and poet Roger McGough to create this new wonderfully wacky children’s production inspiring children to fall in love with poetry. With circus, physical theatre, puppetry and projection, the Feathers explore fun and fantastical ways to play with poetry. The show uses poetry from Roger’s 50-year career to follow a day in the life of a day-dreaming boy, exploring the extra-ordinary that can be found in the ordinary.

Circus performers with a puppet
The Feathers explore circus, physical theatre, puppetry and projection

The poetry of Roger McGough positively explodes from the page to the stage in this fantastical circus and puppetry adventure where pigs fly and the sky is in the pie. Join a day-dreaming girl for one amazing day where she discovers the extra-ordinary in the ordinary wherever she goes.
With circus, physical theatre, puppetry and projection, the Feathers explore fun and fantastical ways to play with poetry, dipping into works from Roger’s 50 year career topped up with new poems especially created for the show. 

A day so ordinary. Or one quite extraordinary? For what day is ever ordinary in the eyes of a daydreamer? Setting off for her first day at school she discovers a plague around in the playground. She meets the girl who became a book, and the boy who was born to bugle. She finds a domesticated donkey, a sound collector and a blue macaw in a drawer. At home she eagerly awaits a well deserved dinner, but there is a sky in the pie. Mother’s done it again! She lies down to sleep, rests her head on his caterpillow, dreams of a school for ghouls, a rolling meatball, spelling bees and everything in between.

Children's circus performer balances in a hoop.
Circus performer does a hoop trick.

The Feathers of Daedalus Circus are known for ambitious multi-disciplinary circus productions having created shows with amazing circus mixed with spoken word, live music, collage, film and projections. They are always looking for new collaborators and are very excited to be using puppetry, alongside circus and poetry to lead you through our fantastical adventure. You will be intrigued, amused and amazed by the Sky in the Pie and through it you are very likely to learn or re-learn a love of poetry.

Date, Time and Place
Sky in the Pie will be at the OSO Arts Centre, Barnes Green, Barnes, from Monday 17th to Saturday 22nd February 2020 at 2pm each day.
You can book tickets for the show on TicketSource: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/osoarts/e-jmvjzq