Created by Andy Manley and Teater Refleksion for children aged 3 – 6
The blackbird sings to welcome the night.
The day slows and soon all are asleep.
All except one who cannot sleep.
A child, curious to know who looks after the night.
And so begins a magical journey through the dark and beautiful night until the black bird sings again to welcome a new day.
Scotland and Denmark’s finest artists making work for children are joining forces to create a new theatre performance for 3-6 year olds. Night Light will be a little theatrical poem, set within an installation, about darkness and children’s relationship with light. The show will premiere in Denmark in April 2017 and come to Scotland for a tour from 8 May before a weeks run at the Imaginate Festival.
Quietly humorous and gentle, Night Light is a wonderfully imagined dream world. The entire team has created a cornucopia of wonder. ★★★★★
A beautiful immersive experience ★★★★
A delicate and delightful work of object theatre ★★★★
An exquisite, captivating instance of children’s theatre at its best. ★★★★
[Night Light] works because of the ways in which it encourages the audience to engage imaginatively with what they’re watching
Children’s Theatre Reviews
Night Light is co-produced with Imaginate and Red Bridge, commissioned through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund and supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and the Municipality of Aarhus.
Co-creators: Andy Manley, Mariann Aagaard, Bjarne Sandborg
Performer: Andy Manley
Director: Bjarne Sandborg
Composer/Sound Designer: Daniel Padden
Set Designer: Mariann Aagaard
Lighting Designer: Anders Kjems
Production Management: Morten Meilvang Laursen, William Højberg Nielsen
Previous Scottish tour dates 2017:
Perth Concert Hall
Dundee Rep Theatre
Tarland Village Hall
Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
30 May-4 June
Imaginate Festival, Edinburgh