RELAXED IMMERSIVE THEATRE
Bringing our Brand new Storybook to the stage
Rosie Reindeer has a big wish,
one she would like to share!
This year, for the first time we are delighted to be bringing to life on stage our brand new Storybook called Rosie Reindeer & the Christmas Wish, written by our very own Kimberly Black & illustrated by Brush & Brew Illustrations
Narrated by Mrs Claus, we join Rosie Reindeer in this hearth warming winter adventure of discovery & friendship.
This 50 minute production is interactive, filled with games, fun & parodies of pop songs. We use sign supported English (using BSL signs) in our choreography.
All performances are relaxed theatre & we welcome those with additional SEN & sensory processing needs.
Touring Letchworth Garden City this December
Jackman's Community Centre
Scouts HQ Wilbury
What is a relaxed Theatre Performance?
Taking children to a traditional theatre setting might not work for all families and especially for those who struggle to sit still and be quiet for 45 minutes. We offer a warm and friendly environment where young people can enjoy the show where parents can help their young ones to experience high quality theatre in local community settings.
Imajica Theatre keep the performance level suitable for younger ears, and as we perform in the daylight hours we there are no black out scenes. There are no scary, jumpy noises or bangs that could frighten young people and no baddies in our show. The actors & the team do their best to settle any nervous guests you if your young ones would benefit from wearing along ear defenders please bring those along.
A relaxed attitude to noise
Young people often have questions while watching a show, they want to ask their parents questions. They become engrossed the story as it unfolds, and part of the reasoning process is to respond to the action on stage.
We welcome parents to whisper to their young ones, answering those during questions & to help them enjoy the show. The aim is to help them understand that in a theatre performance we try to watch the actors on stage, but our actors are trained to cope with both noise and movement during the show.
We also provide lots of opportunities for young people to get involved in the show, to call out and join in. Our relaxed attitude to noise during the performance helps to settle those with burning questions feel valued.
A relaxed Attitude to movement
Sitting still in a chair for a long time can be tricky for young people, so our work is filled with lots of opportunities for young people to get up, sing, dance and join in with us. Our shows run without an interval and last between 45mins & 1hr depending on the production.
We understand that some young people need to move around during the show outside of the planned participation elements. We kindly ask that the parents encourage them to return to their seats calmly and parents are welcome to enter and exit the performance venue as needed. This relaxed attitude gives parents the confidence to attend one of our performances their own child’s needs are considered and valued.
We have created a quiet space for anyone who may need a moment or two away from the action at our Wilbury venue so please let the front of house staff know if you wish to use it. Before or during the show.
Sensory Storybook Companion
Imajica Theatre can provide a storyboard companion for those who would benefit in a pre-show support guide. This can help to settle those who have anxiety pre-show & if a learning support for those with additional sensory processing needs.
Who do we write our shows for?
Our shows are written with young people aged 4-10 in mind but enjoyed by audiences of all ages. Imajica Theatre’s create positive, thought-provoking musical theatre shows, that explore environmental education & instil a positive attitude towards their health & well-being
This year we bring to life our brand new story book which is a heart warming story about a kind and friendly Reindeer with a big wish. The story is narrated by Mrs Claus and is filled with lots of singing and dancing. The set is bright and colourful & created to appeal to the young audience.
Our shows are filled with positive language & the way our stories are written to guide young people on a journey of self discovery & promote positive well-being.
Is the venue wheelchair accessible?
Both venues are accessible for wheelchairs & we welcome young people with additional sensory processing needs to all of our performances.
How long does the show ask?
The show last approx 50 minutes, doors open 30 minutes before the performance start.
Is there parking at the venue?
There is no parking onsite at the either venue but there is street parking close to both venues.
Jackman's Community Centre:
There is disabled parking in the car park at the community shops plus some general spaces
The Spirella building is very close to the Wilbury venue and has a large carpark, the venue is only 10 mins walk from the town centre car parks.
Disabled parking will be available onsite if requested in advance.
Everyone who attends needs to purchase a ticket.
Tickets are non refundable but we do allow you to transfer your ticket on via our waiting list which opens once the event sells out. To keep with our environmental responsibility policy we do not send out tickets or ask you to print out, all you need to do is give you name to the front of house staff on arrival.
Refreshments will be on sale at the venue and we welcome you to visit our pop up show where you can purchase a copy of signed copy of Rosie Reindeer & the Christmas Wish