UNIVERSITY OF WONDER & IMAGINATION

Produced by Cahoots NI

From Belfast, Northern Ireland

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About the Company

DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT ONLY

This digital engagement is live-streamed from the company's home in Northern Ireland but with North American friendly times.

The University of Wonder & Imagination is now enrolling students of all ages and magical abilities...and there’s a place with your name on it! Assemble with your fellow students and journey to the most unusual of universities, where the mysterious Professor Bamberg will send you off to interact with the liveliest of lecturers, choose your subjects of study, enter themed rooms (such as Math, Science, Art, and more!) and encounter all kinds of problems and puzzles, unlocking your magical powers as you go. The decisions made by you during the event will shape your unique experience.

 

In this ambitious new undertaking, Cahoots NI will live-broadcast via Zoom from an extensive, purpose built set where magic and illusion have no boundaries, bringing a fun-filled immersive theatrical experience directly to your own home or classroom.

This brand new digital production is premiering October 2020 at the Wainfest (Donegal ) and Bualadh Bos Children's Festival (Limmerick). Contact us to participate in a special North American Presenter Preview on October 8 & 9!

Cahoots NI is also touring SECRETS OF SPACE and UNDER THE HAWTHORN TREE in 2021-2022.

UNIVERSITY OF WONDER & IMAGINATION trailer

Best for Grades 2nd+ (7years+)
Performance length 60 minutes.

UNIVERSITY OF WONDER & IMAGINATION highlights

Curriculum Connections

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

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

  • Mathematics and Numeracy: Estimation and Calculation, Multiplication, Division, Subtraction, Addition, and Probability

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

 
 

How does it work?

  • Tickets are issued through the presenting venue's box office.

  • A Zoom meeting link will be shared with participants via the presenting venue's box office, directing the audience members to Cahoot's virtual portal, where they can access the performance at their chosen entry date and time during its live broadcast from the company's home in Belfast.  (Cahoots NI will provide show links to venues in advance.)

  • Company can perform up to 10 shows per day (in 2 sessions of 5 performances with a break in of at least 1.5 hours after the first session), 6 days a week. The experience lasts one hour for the audience and start times are every 30 minutes.

  • Due to the highly interactive nature of the show, the audience per performance is limited to 2 classroom or school groups (up to 30 students per classroom/group) or 6 families/households. (The total audience numbers per day is 60 families or 20 school groups/classrooms.)

  • One link will be given per household or classroom. For remote or hybrid classrooms, please contact us to talk to us about what may be possible.

Digital Tech Specs

 

Artistic Team

 

Created and Directed by - Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney

Written by - Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney and Hugh W.Brown

Sound Design by - Garth McConaghie

Costume Design by - Diana Ennis

Set Design by  - David Morgan

Digital Media - BNL Productions

Poster artwork/animation - Jordan Henderson

 

Cast

Caolan McBride

Hugh W. Brown

Lata Sharma

Philippa O’Hara

Sean Kearns

Audience & Critical Acclaim

 

This brand new digital production is premiering in Ireland in October 7 & 10, 2020 at Bualadh Bos Children's Festival (Limmerick). The performance will have its Northern Ireland premiere as part of this year’s Belfast International Arts Festival running from October 22nd – 25th and 29th – November 1. Stay Tuned!

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.

Past Productions

 
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