19 May, 2024


11am and 2pm


Pay-what-you-decide (under 2s free)


Front Room
13 Central Walk
BS23 1FF


A Strange New Space

Presented by Front Room

Did you know that Astronauts get taller in space? That our solar system is around 4.6 billion years old? Or that there are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all of the beaches on Earth?

Amira knows all of these things. She is completely obsessed with space and dreams of becoming an Astronaut. But one night, the bangs, whooshes and fizzes of her imagination explode right out of her dreams, becoming a deafening reality. In the darkness, Amira must leave her hometown to go on an adventure, to find a safe space. Hearing the words ‘space’ and ‘adventure’, Amira quickly packs her bag for the intergalactic trip she’s been waiting for…

A completely original one woman show without words, A Strange New Space melds physical theatre with stunning puppetry and original music. We travel on an imagined voyage into space, paralleled with Amira’s real-life journey as a refugee across continents, forming an unforgettable introduction to theatre for audiences of four years and older.

“Tessa Bide understands children in a way that can’t be taught.” Children’s Theatre Reviews
“An emotional rollercoaster…sparking curiosity and genuine wonder.” Curious Mum
“There is something magical about this solo production. Tessa Bide’s performance…captivates the audience from the start.” Female Arts ★★★★