Breathe – Children’s Theatre Show


Saturday 30th March, 2pm

Find the epic in the tiny from the perspective of an acorn.

An extraordinary journey through a busy forest. Experience a story told from the perspective of an acorn; the hectic forest floor, thrumming underworlds, and dazzling heights of icy branches. Discover bizarre larger than life fungi, connecting creaking tree roots, and majestic guardians watching over a delicate cycle. Join three storytellers as they lead you through an enchanting experience like no other.

Breathe explores the inner workings of trees, all beautifully realised through a combination of puppetry, detailed sets, and live camera work. Underscored through a truly unique blend of thumping Drum & Bass and live ethereal folk songs. Find the epic in the tiny in this celebration of trees, nature, and finding space in a buzzing community.

★★★★★”Ingeniously imaginative piece of storytelling…Young or old, this show tugs at the heartstrings” Young Perspective

★★★★★”A beautiful piece of entertainment, a multi-dimensional show…Imaginative, ingenious and visually stunning” UK Theatre Network

“It was magical – everything about it was so well done. The music and singing was beautiful, and gorgeous puppetry.” Audience member

Suitable for ages 5+Running time: 55 minutes (no interval).

General admission – £15*
Adult and Child pair – £25*
Family – £48* (Admits up to four, must be at least one adult as part of group)

About The Company
Half a String creates authentic and engaging stories that are grounded in live performance. Theatre is our springboard from which we tour shows, publish books and work with people of all ages inspiring creativity and imagination. Every project brings together a community of world-class artists who develop ideas through collaborative play and exploration, instinctively questioning and challenging to create intelligent, visual and accessible work. Puppetry, design and original live music are pivotal tools to tell our stories, creating astonishing work that champions meaningful collective experiences. Half a String invests in curiosity, creating truthful fantastical stories through growing our own joyful, empowering mythologies.

Supported by Arts Council England logo, Gulbenkian Arts Centre logo, and A+E Lab logo.

*A £2 ticket booking fee applies when booking online and in person. The booking fee covers costs charged to the charity for the booking system and payment processing.

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30 Mar 2024


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The Horton Arts Centre


The Horton Arts Centre
Performance Space