SECRETS OF SPACE

Produced by Cahoots NI

From Belfast, Northern Ireland

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About the Company

Suni and Mae are dreamers. As young girls, they dreamt about journeying far beyond our solar system, singing among the stars and discovering all that was unknown to them:  the secrets of space. 

 

Using magical illusions and a state-of-the-art digital LED wall, the sisters and the audience embark on an interactive journey across the galaxy. The wonders of outer space are explored with dazzling imagery and key ideas and inventions in science, technology, and engineering.

 

Brought to you by Cahoots NI, the award-winning team behind Danny Carmo’s Mathematical Mysteries, Secrets of Space has been developed with leading space industry experts and features curriculum connections for elementary school audiences in STEAM learning.

 

A post-show interactive workshop is also available for deeper exploration of the "secrets" or discoveries in space, the solar system, space travel, and other related topics. Learn more here.

Cahoots NI is also touring UNDER THE HAWTHORN TREE in 2021-2022 and offering an interactive digital experience UNIVERSITY OF WONDER & IMAGINATION for virtual engagements in 2020-2021.

Best for: Grades 2nd-6th (Ages 7-11 years)

Audience Size: Medium & Large Venues

 SECRETS OF SPACE Highlights Trailer
from October 2019 premiere!

Interview - Creative Development with Artistic Director Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney & Writer Charles Way

Please contact us to watch an archival full length recording.

Curriculum Connections

  • Fine Arts: Performance, Digital Technology and Design, Music

  • Science: Space, Planets, Gravity, Atmospheric Pressure, Light, Refraction, Magnification, Scale, Environmental Conservation 

  • History: Early Space Exploration

  • Emotional/Social Development: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social-Awareness, Curiosity, Growth Mindset

 

Outreach and Workshops

A  post-show interactive workshop is also available for groups of up to 30 students or young people.​ This performer-led session goes deeper into the "secrets" or discoveries in space, the solar system, space travel, and other related topics upon which the show is based. Using the play as a catalyst, participants then come up with their own ideas and questions to further investigate. The workshop is approximately 55 minutes and can be presented on stage after the performance, in a big open room, or in a classroom.  Please contact us if this is something you'd like to discuss adding to your engagement.

 

"Relaxed" or "Sensory Friendly" Performances

This performance may also available as a “sensory friendly” or “relaxed” performance if arranged with the company in advance and with specific direction as to what adjustments are necessary for your venue.  Please contact us if this is something you'd like to explore.

Minimum Technical Requirements

  • Load In Time: 6 hours

  • Venue Crew Needs:  2 crew members for load in/out (1 x Lighting, 1 x Audio); 1 venue technician on call during show. Crew roles may be combined, depending on venue regulations.

  • Min. Stage Size:  36 w x 24 ft deep x 18ft ht. This show can be adapted to fit tighter spaces and a lower height (12 ft minimum) but the set up is very different and requires advance discussion with company.

  • Load Out Time: 3 hours

  • The Company tours with three large LED screens.

 

Artistic Team

 

Director: Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney

Writer: Charles Way

Set and Costume Design: Dianna Ennis

Musical Director: Peter J. McCauley

Touring Company is two performers and two crew members. TBA.

 

Critical Acclaim

"The children were mesmerized. The adults were mesmerized!” -3rd Grade Teacher

 

“I loved when you reached into the screen and found the telescope. How did you do that?” -2nd Grade Pupil

 

“It was educational, captivating and fun for the children. You sure did capture their attention!” -2nd Grade Teacher

Company Background

 

Past Tours: Penguins, Shh! We Have a PlanEgg , Danny Carmo's Mathematical Mysteries, Nivelli's War, and Lights, Camera, Math!

 

Cahoots NI is at the forefront of Northern Irish theatre and is the leading professional theatre company producing work for children.  Since beginning operations in November 2001, Cahoots NI has produced original, boldly innovative work for children, some staged in conventional theatre venues and some in purpose-designed sites or specific locations, including schools and healthcare settings. Its work concentrates on combining the visual potential of theatre with the age-old popularity of magic and illusion. 
 

For more information, please visit the company’s website.

Gallery of Past Productions

 
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