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Children & Family, Theatre & Dance

The Bone Ensemble: Where's My Igloo Gone? 

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Wed 23 Nov, 1pm & 5.30pm | Thu 24 & Fri 25 Nov, 5.30pm | Sat 26 & Sun 27 Nov, 11.30am & 2.30pm | Tickets £8 | Family Ticket £28 | Foyle Studio | Age 5+


Please note, there will be a photographer present at both performances on Sun 27 Nov. Please inform staff on the day if you do not wish to be photographed.

Presented by The Bone Ensemble in a co-production with mac birmingham and the Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton.

Oolik is an ordinary girl who goes on an extraordinary journey…Sitting in her igloo, a drop of water falls on her head. Then another! Is her home melting? Join Oolik as she sets out on a journey to find help. On her way she meets some exciting friends – including YOU!

Journey into a dazzling, Arctic world of soaring snow geese, pet husky dogs and starry nights. And the kind of cold that makes your skin tingle! Travelling through snowstorms, across oceans and into our hearts, Oolik is not the kind of girl to give up on her quest…With enchanting live music, it’s a fun, magical experience for all the family, showing that when we work together, anything can happen!

Where's My Igloo Gone? is very visual in nature and contains no spoken English so is extremely accessible to Deaf, hearing and non-English speaking audiences.

Find out more about The Bone Ensemble on their website, Facebook and Twitter.

Image credit: Pamela Raith

"Fun, beautiful, imaginative, creative’‘

Audience member (on Caravania)

School workshops...

"Gets you involved - and made me laugh!"

Audience member (on Caravania)

Click here to download a menu of workshops that can be delivered in schools

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Free family activities...

Visit the Igloo
From Sun 6 Nov - Thu 1 Dec

Come and enjoy our pop-up igloo! From Sun 6 Nov to Thu 1 Dec you can climb inside our igloo made with beautiful natural willow, take part in free creative activities and along the way find out more about the environmental themes in The Bone Ensemble’s show Where’s My Igloo Gone?.

Where's My Igloo Gone? is a story about an ordinary girl called Oolik who discovers that her igloo home is melting and goes on an extraordinary adventure to find help. Set in a dazzling, icy Arctic world, it is inspired by what is happening to those environments and communities affected by climate change. With enchanting live music, it’s a fun, magical experience for all the family, showing that when we work together – anything can happen!

Nestling in The Hub (part of mac’s foyer area), our pop-up willow igloo adds another dimension to these themes. Did you know that ‘Igloo’ is the Inuit word for ‘house’ or ‘shelter’? Come and make yourself at home! Inside, you can listen to Arctic inspired music and sounds from the performance; create decorations or write messages to hang up or take home; and read more about climate change and what you can do to help.

Arty Arctic Workshop
Sat 12 Nov | 11am - 2pm | Free drop-in workshop

Create Arctic and Inuit-inspired arts and crafts with an icy, environmental theme. Using recycled and upcycled materials, this workshop inspires children (and their adults) to reuse ordinary bits and bobs that might usually end up discarded, and engages with ideas around sustainability.

Igloo Eco Day
Sat 26 Nov | 11am - 4pm | Free drop-in event

On Sat 26 Nov, our friends from Northfield Eco Centre will be running a ‘Dr Bike’ bike maintenance session from 12noon-2pm. And after the performances of Where’s My Igloo Gone? at 11.30 and 2.30, we will also be having a post-show discussion in the igloo with the Eco Centre – so come and see the show, stay afterwards for a chat and find out how to do your bit to help the environment. On the same day, you can also take part in eco craft activities in the foyer and visit the Bug Hotel.

Producers and funders...

Co-produced with mac birmingham and Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton. Funded by Arts Council England, The University of Birmingham, The Barry Jackson County Fund, The Feeney Trust, and The Grimmitt Trust.

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