UNIVERSITY OF WONDER & IMAGINATION
Produced by Cahoots NI
From Belfast, Northern Ireland
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!
UNIVERSITY OF WONDER & IMAGINATION trailer
Best for Grades 2nd+ (7years+)
Performance length 60 minutes.
UNIVERSITY OF WONDER & IMAGINATION highlights
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
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
Hugh W. Brown
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!
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.