MADHOUSE: Catch the Baby by Cian Binchy and Access All Areas

Sunday 30th April 2017, 2.30 – 5pm in Jarman Studio 2  (Book Free Tickets)

15 minute slots at 2.30pm, 3pm, 4pm and 4.30pm

Click her for the Catch The Baby Visual Story

Cian is London’s oldest baby. At 6ft tall, he struggles to fit into his cot. But fit he must – this is where people think he should stay…

Join Cian and his child-minder as he tries to makes sense of her trying to make sense of people trying to make sense of him. Just don’t let him out of your sight! He keeps trying to run away … such a handful.

In 2017, Access All Areas will team up with DreamThinkSpeak to create MADHOUSE, an immersive performance exploring the historical and current isolation of learning disabled people. In the year ahead, watch out for our artist-inmates as they escape for a day.

Positive Triggers

Giant baby, Nanny, Satire Infantilisation, autism, independent living, power, dummy, bottle, nappy, teddy bear, toy car, giant cot, storybook, checklists, rattle, alarm clock, pink, Participant engagement.

Negative Triggers

Total Black out (audience): No

What is the audience lighting level?: High

Flashing Lights or strobe: No

Loud sounds/noises (inc. music): Yes- Music: 2 nursery rhyme songs

Repetitive noises: Vocal – Goo goo gaga. Rattle

Drums: No

High-pitched tones: Yes- baby noises

Unexpected sounds (eg. Crash): Improvised show so depends on audience.

Is there background sound/music: Yes – nursery rhymes

Interactivity and Participation

4 audience members will be asked to go on stage. So this applies to those audience members.

Audience invited on stage: Yes

Artist goes into the audience: Yes

Workshop/manual activity: Yes

Are participants required to…

Walk around: Yes

Undertake directed movement: Yes

Read: Yes

Draw: Yes

Construct things: Yes

Paint: No

Sing: Yes – Wheels on the bus.

Participate in pairs or groups with others: Yes

Other Details:

If participants are expected to use materials (eg: markers, pencils, scissors) what are these materials: bottle, nappy, teddy bear, checklist (laminated A3 card)

If the activity is targeted towards this demographic, is it okay for a parent or carer to support children in participation: Age 16 year +

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

Please include any other notes you feel will be helpful: This is an improvised piece, so we can accommodate the audience needs if told in advance.

Attention Span Information

Show duration: 15 minutes

Is there an intermission: No

Do the audience need to sit in one place during the show: Depends on audience numbers- audience can stand or sit as preferred.

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: Nappy for those who want to

Are balloons used in your show: No

Do any of the characters in your show express anger: Frustrated

To what extent is your show dialogue driven: Quite, but is very visual