Better Together by ACA Theatre

Sunday 28th April, 3pm

Aphra Theatre

Join the three delightful Clowns who make waiting at a bus stop a tragically complicated affair. They don’t know it yet, but Tropizo, Doa & Squiggle are on a journey to become best friends! Full of slapstick, acrobatics, and physical comedy, Better Together is an artful, intelligent, and hilarious piece. The show’s visual comedy and use of nonsensical language allows it to be understood by all, making it enjoyable for the whole family.

Themes

A clown show about friendship, and overcoming the distractions that devices and technology can pose to our everyday lives. Throughout the show clowns use headphones, ipods and a mobile phone . There is a big inflatable beach ball that gets passed around.

Negative Triggers

Total Black out (audience): No

What is the audience lighting level?: House lights on

Flashing Lights or strobe: No

Loud sounds/noises (inc. music): Yes

Repetitive noises: No

Drums: No

High-pitched tones: No

Unexpected sounds (eg. Crash): No

Is there background sound/music: Yes 

Interactivity and Participation

Audience invited on stage: No

Artist goes into the audience: Only if person with watch isn’t sat near the front (see below)

Workshop/manual activity: Beach Ball passed around the audience, audience member asked for the time, Audience asked to smile for a fake photo.

Are participants required to:

Walk around: No

Undertake directed movement: No

Read: No

Draw: Our show programme has a drawing page on it for audience members to draw on in their own time if they wish but it is not required as part of the show.

Construct things: No

Paint: No

Sing: No

Participate in pairs or groups with others: No

Other Details:

If participants are expected to use materials (eg: markers, pencils, scissors) what are these materials: n/a

If the activity is targeted towards this demographic, is it okay for a parent or carer to support children in participation: n/a

If a child is slower in their movements than other children, is there a capacity for that child to have a turn to participate: n/a

Attention Span Information

Is there an intermission: No

Do the audience need to sit in one place during the show: Yes

Is it okay for audience members to make a noise/move around during the show (ie: a relaxed performance): Yes

Is there an introduction and if so how long is it: No

Senses, Emotions and Effects

Does your show have any distinctive smells: No

Does your show have any other special effects (eg: smoke machine, bubbles etc): No

Does your show involve exploring any textures, and if so please specify: No

Are balloons used in your show: No – but an inflatable beach ball is used.

Do any of the characters in your show express anger: The clowns argue and express frustration a few times, but not full blown anger.

To what extent is your show dialogue driven: Not at all – uses physicality and nonsense language

Are there any props in the performance that you think potential audience members should know about that have not already been mentioned: Small rubber ducks, although audience don’t interact with these.