SECRETS OF SPACE
Produced by Cahoots NI
From Belfast, Northern Ireland
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.
Past productions: Shh! We Have a Plan, Egg , Danny Carmo's Mathematical Mysteries, Nivelli's War, and Lights, Camera, Math!
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.
SECRETS OF SPACE Highlights Trailer
from October 2019 premiere!
Best for: Grades 2nd-6th (Ages 7-11 years)
Audience Size: Medium & Large Venues
Interview - Creative Development with Artistic Director Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney & Writer Charles Way
Please contact us to watch an archival full length recording of SECRETS OF SPACE
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
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.
Past Tours: Penguins, Shh! We Have a Plan, Egg , 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.
Director: Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney
Writer: Charles Way
Set and Costume Design: Dianna Ennis
Musical Director: Peter J. McCauley